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Durango Red French Marigold

Tagetes patula

Description:

This flower is of spiritual importance in some parts of the world and is said to have influence the intellect. Throughout the World as an Agricultural Aid: This disease preventing aspect of the Marigold in agriculture is the main reason why our orange beauty is also grown along side food plants like potatoes and tomatoes throughout the world. In effect, marigold is a natural insecticide, fungicide and nematode killer all in one. Ahhhh! The wondrous Marigold! A Star of the Day of the Dead Celebration: In the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead—Dia de los Muertos—the marigold plays a central role because of its association with death. Marigolds are used in the Day of the Dead alters in Mexico because the ancient Aztecs used to commemorate their dead with the orange marigold (called the cempasúchil by the Aztecs). So to this day, you will see Mexicans creating large orange ornamented alters to those loved ones that have passed.

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10 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thanks P. young!

Chaitanya
Chaitanya 9 years ago

Emma, we call it Zendu or Genda phool in India.

This flower has high spiritual importance in India. It is believed that it has the power to influence the intellect!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thank you Alice and Heather!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Nice shot!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful Emma!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thankyou Zulkifly!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thanks again p.young!!
Usually marigold are grown around vegetable patches to keep rabbits away.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Wow my favorite marigolds! So pretty!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow emma, nicely captured.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Walnut Creek, California

Spotted on Jun 14, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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