Asteraceae Tagetes erecta L.

Aztec Marigold

Cherokee - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 44

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Scientific name: Tagetes erecta L.
USDA symbol: TAER (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Aztec Marigold
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Flowers used to make a yellow dye.

RECRD: 9302 id: 39279