The leaves of this plant are 5-18 cm long, simple, and usually roughly hairy. The flower heads range from pale yellow to deep orange, and are 3-7 cm across, with both ray florets and disc florets. The leaves and petals of the Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis) are edible, with the petals added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. The leaves can be sweet but are more commonly bitter, and are used as or as part of salad.
Marigolds are used
The ointment of this herb is thought to cure a range of skin problems from burns to acne.
Calendula arvensis Field Marigold
Calendula maderensis Madeiran Marigold
Calendula officinalis Pot Marigold
Other useful herb information: St johns wort | Ginkgo | Lavendar | Echinacea | Fennel | Gotu Kola | Arrowroot
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