Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Tagetes minuta
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Tagetes minuta

Common name(s): marigold, `okole`oi`oi, stinkweed
General Information
DistributionNative to South America.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on O`ahu, Hawai`i.

Asteraceae - Tagetes minuta Asteraceae - Tagetes minuta

Foetid annual herbs 2-10 dm tall, glabrous.
Leaves pinnately compound, leaflets 9-17, linear-lanceolate, margins serrate.
Heads numerous, usually in flat-topped cymes; involucre cylindrical, 8-12 mm high, apex 3-5-toothed; ray florets usually 3 per head, rays 1-2 mm long; disk florets usually 3-5 per head, corollas ca. 2.5 mm long; longer pappus scales 2-3 mm long, the others ca. 1 mm long.
Achenes black, flattened, 6-8 mm long.
2n = 48