Common name: Calendula, Pot Marigold, English Marigold • Hindi: Genda गेंदा • Punjabi: Gulsarfi गुलसर्फ़ी • Urdu: गुले अशर्फ़ी Gul-e-Ashrafi ;
A paste made out of petals are applied over cuts and bruises which heals faster. The petals are also used in tea and salads; Petals are useful for obtaining dye and colouring food;
This species is a native of Southern Europe but cultivated worldwide.

Garden Flower for ID : Delhi : 080712 : AK-1: A small, cultivated, garden plant.
Picture taken on 11/2/12.
Kindly confirm id.

Calendula officinalis: Collected seeds from Manali, and cultivated in Bangalore. Flowers are more yellow than orange. May be due to climate and season.

Yes Calendula officinalis

an important medicinal plant for home use



efloraofindia: For ID 271112SP11: Please help me to identify this plant.
Location – Chakrata.

Date: 10/10/2011
habitat : Wild

This should be Calendula officinalis.

This is very common ornamental herb that can be found everywhere in this season. A similar looking plant has been identified as Calendula officinalis in FoI.
Is this the same plant as in FoI?
How a layman can differentiate between various similar looking ornamentals, like zinnia, chrysanthemum, dahlia, cosmos, helianthus…. etc ?
Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : about 1 ft herb in a market-place
Date : 7/1/13
Place : Hooghly

Yes it is Calandula officinalis.

Yes it is Calendula officinalis. A paste made out of petals are applied over cuts and bruises which heals faster. The petals are also used in tea and salads, hence also called Pot Marigold.

Thank you …, wish to try it out with tea. I remember there was a cosmetic cream named after calendula, perhaps they used its extracts in their formula.

Calendula officinalis from Byculla-MN13022012:  Calendula officinalis from an exhibition at Byculla, Mumbai.

Date : March 2009
Habitat : Cultivated
Others : The paste from flowers is applied on burns for quick healing.

Nice Catch of a common Garden Plant

Calendula officinalis from Pantnagar Uttarakhand: 2 images. Calendula officinalis L. (Asteraceae) known as ‘Pot Marigold’ is a popular annual ornamental herb unfurling to full bloom in spring in Pantnagar.
This species is a native of Southern Europe but cultivated worldwide.
Petals are useful for obtaining dye and colouring food.

Very beautiful pictures!


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Calendula officinalis from Delhi-GS41 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Calendula officinalis the common garden ornamental from Delhi


¿ Calendula ?
Place, Altitude: Kufri (2600m asl) and Manali (1900m asl)
Date, Time: 31 MAY 08 and 03 JUN 08
Habitat: garden
Habit: herb
; … apologies – not able to recall dimensions

I agree with you, this is Calendula officinalis

Yes … Nice photographs.


Asteraceae Fortnight Part-I (Radiate Heads) : For ID (NSJ-01) :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

ID Requested Photo taken at Sikkim Apr-09 (Wild)

Calendula officinalis

ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I Radiate Heads May 1-14: Calendula officinalis from Uttarakhand_DSR_48 :  Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Calendula officinalis L. is one of the most popular ornamental herbs in India. It makes fine flower bed in winter and spring in Pantnagar.

Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Calendula officinalis : Flower Show,Mumbai : 140513 : AK-57 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Calendula officinalis seen at the Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on 23/2/12.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part-I (Radiate Heads) : For ID (NSJ-02) :  Attachments (1).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Asteraceae Sp. Photo taken at Darjiling Apr-09 (Variety Garden)

Calendula officinalis



PRD 1 30/9/2014 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Please Id this ornamental herbaceous plant with yellow flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2013.

Calendula officinalis; I hope.

HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Potted Plant2:: ARKDEC-26 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Requesting to please provide ID of this plant captured near at Naggar, HP in October 2014.

Calendula officinalis

Here is one horticultural species of Asteraceae.
Calendula officinalis L. (pot marigoldEnglish marigold, or Scottish marigold)
Date: May, 2013
Place: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glenco

Asteraceae for ID : New Jersey : 03AUG19 : AK-7 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Cultivated plant seen in the first week of July.
Seems to be Calendula Species.

Thanks … Could be Calendula officinalis ‘Porcupine’?

cultivar name : only the person who planted the seeds or young plants would know. too many very similar cultivars


Garden Plant for ID : New Jersey : 20AUG19 : AK-31 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Seen at a cultivated garden in July, 2017.
Looks like Calendula to me.

very likely but thats where it stays. calendula sp.

i see there is borage nearby. may be this was a herbal planting, making presence of calendula quite likely

Thanks for your feedback. This was at a place called Earth Centre in New Jersey.

Near New brunswick  there is earth center and another bigger one near Princeton. which one?

Probably the one near New Brunswick.
Was taken by my friend, I’m not familiar with the places in New Jersey since it was a short stay.

If it is Calendula, we have only one in efi site with its cultivars:

you are right, … if its a herbal garden. its most likely C. officinalis. but it is still a bud trying to open. i suspect it might be the double variety. but that’s just a guess

scientifically a guess can not be a diagnosis.
Calendula officinalis is a much loved much used herb, even in tea drinking.
it behoves one to be careful to call and identify an incomplete set of photographs with a definitive name. that’s all

did it look like this? this picture is from Middlesex county website, url: Middlesexcounty

The E.A.R.T.H. Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., in South Brunswick, is the headquarters for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. it says they have 13 bed herb garden.
The reason you want to know name of it is, you can always ask, what did they plant? these places always has a large sign proclaiming their name, year of start etc
since advent of digital camera, i always take i a picture of the name plate, and buildings if any…. does not cost anything….

I didn’t see the whole place. It was a very short trip, depending on the free time my friend could spare for me. Thanks for all the efforts.

Thanks … I will take it as Calendula officinalis only.



Calendula from Solan HP:
Calendula officinalis from Nouni Uni Solan HP

– Beautiful flower.  Its petals are used in the treatment of cuts and burns.

Requesting to please ID this … captured in Hiranandani Lakeview Gardens, Powai, Mumbai in February 2013.


I agree with … It is Calendula.

Yes, appears close to images at Calendula officinalis


Kolkata, December 2021 :: Calendula for validation :: ARK2022-018:

This was clicked at the Indian Botanic Garden (AJBC Garden at Shibpur, Howrah, WB  in December 2021.
Requested to please validate.

Yes, appears close to images at Calendula officinalis (Cultivated)

Yes Calendula officinalis


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