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French Marigold (African Marigold, Marigold)

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  • Common Name: French Marigold (African Marigold, Marigold)
  • Latin Name: Tagetes spp.
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/ Compositae
Tagetes are said to secrete a substance that acts as an insecticide which is present in both roots, flowers and leaves so best avoided.  Often mistaken for Marigold from the Calendula genus, which is fine for tortoises.  
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