Calendula

Dried and fresh marigold (calendula) flowers in a bowl on wooden rustic background space for text close-up. Herbal healthy flower tea, alternative medicine.

Calendula officinalis

Synonyms:
Pot marigold, Jin Zhan Ju
Calendula (Wikipedia)

Calendula
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field marigold (Calendula arvensis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Subfamily:Asteroideae
Supertribe:Asterodae
Tribe:Calenduleae
Genus:Calendula
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Calendula (/kəˈlɛndjlə/) is a genus of about 15–20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae that are often known as marigolds. They are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean. Other plants are also known as marigolds, such as corn marigold, desert marigold, marsh marigold, and plants of the genus Tagetes.

The genus name Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock" or possibly "little weather-glass". The common name "marigold" refers to the Virgin Mary. The most commonly cultivated and used member of the genus is the pot marigold (Calendula officinalis). Popular herbal and cosmetic products named "calendula" invariably derive from C. officinalis.

Calendula (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

New Latin, diminutive of calendae. See calends.

Noun

calendula (plural calendulas)

  1. Any plant of the genus Calendula, with yellow or orange flowers, often called marigolds.

Translations

See also

  • calendula on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • calendula on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Italian

Noun

calendula f (plural calendule)

  1. Alternative spelling of calendola
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