Tagetes lucida

Common Names:  Mexican tarragon, sweetscented marigold
* native to southern Mexico

Used as a landscape ornamental and as a spice.

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Inflorescence a head with 5 ray florets and 12+ disc florets. Habit - semi-woody sub-shrub. Has upright, unbranched stems.
Phyllaries are in one series, fused and have very prominent glands. Notice the recurved style branches of the disc florets. The leaves are minutely toothed and have many glands. The oil is fragrant, and the leaves can be used in salads or as a substitute for tarragon.
The leaf margins are ciliate towards the bases.