Calendula officinalis   Pot Marigold I

Calendula officinalis

This common introduced garden plant escapes successfully into the wild appearing most often in places where you suspect people have tipped garden rubbish. There must be another method of dispersal other than fly-tipping however for I have seen this perennial flourishing on the central reservation of a dual carriageway where dumping is just a touch difficult.

It has escaped into the wild all over England, much of Wales and southern Scotland and is dotte about in Ireland.

R.S.P.B. reserve Llandudno, North Wales

Added on October 15th 2005, updated 12th November 2008, updated 10th March 2010, updated 21st January 2013, updated 21st July 2013

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