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Tagetes lucida or Mexican Marigold is often classed as a woody perennial, but is most likely grown as an annual in cooler climes. Mexican Marigold goes by many common names including 'Pericón', 'Mexican Mint Marigold', 'Mexican Tarragon', 'Spanish Tarragon' or 'Texas Tarragon.'
Native to Mexico and Central America, Tagetes lucida is eaten as a herb and is commonly used as a substitute for tarragon. The leaves have a tarragon-like flavor, with hints of anise. In late summer or early autumn, the plant bears large clusters of golden yellow florets.
Its is also used as a substitute for French Tarragon.
The deep green foliage is attractive and aromatic, and the entire plant can grow up to 50cm tall.
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