Tagetes lemmonii A. Gray
Lemmon's Marigold, Mt. Lemmon Marigold, Copper Canyon Daisy, Mountain Marigold, Perennial Marigold, Bush Marigold, Tangerine-scented Marigold, Mexican Bush Marigold, Shrub Marigold
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Tagetes alamensis, Tagetes palmeri
USDA Symbol: TALE
This species was named in honor of John Gill Lemmon and his wife Sara Plummer Lemmon, who discovered it on what is now Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona. Mt. Lemmon, at 9159, is named for Sara Lemmon who is said to have been the first Anglo woman to reach its summit.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: To 4-6 feet in height and spreads to about 6 feet.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Native Distribution: The mountains of southern Arizona and adjacent northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Along streams or other moist soils in grasslands or on cliffs in the Sonoran Desert mountains at elevations of 4000-8000 feet.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tagetes lemmonnii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tagetes lemmonnii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-08-22
Research By: JAM