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Calendula

/Ca·len·du·la/ (kah-len´du-lah) [L.] a genus of composite-flowered plants. The dried florets of C. officina´lis, the pot marigold, have antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties; they are used topically for inflammatory lesions and to promote healing and are used in homeopathy and folk medicine.

calendula

Herbal medicine
An annual that contains carotenoids, essential oils, flavonoids, mucilage, saponins and sterols, which is said to have antimicrobial and antiseptic effects.

calendula (k·lenˑ·j·l),

n Latin name:
Calendula officinalis; parts used: flowers; uses: digestive, antiinflammatory, antiinfective, antitumor, ulcerative skin conditions, varicose veins, stomach conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
garden marigold, pot marigold, or
poet's marigold.

Calendula

plant genus in the family Asteraceae; cause cyanide poisoning; include C. cuneata, C. viscosa (both = Dimorphotheca cuneata).
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Today, the flower petals can still be eaten, sprinkled onto salads, and calendula is also used in alternative medicines to reduce swelling and bruising.
Beauties: L-r, Calendula "Lemon Zest", Sweet Pea Lathyrus "Supremo Mix", and Calendual "Princess Orange Black".
It's too late to collect nasturtiums now, unless you live in a very sheltered area, but there are other kinds of seed around, such as calendula and Cornflower s.
5 to 8 stems dahlias 5 to 8 stems calendula 8- to 12-inch vase with a narrow mouth 3 to 5 branches viburnum berries Pruners
Geranium Elderflower Nasturtiums Calendulas Courgette flowers Lavender You know it as a plant and a perfume.
Plant wildflowers, including California and Shirley poppies, bare-root roses, snapdragons, stocks, sweet peas, sweet william, hollyhocks, alyssum, calendulas, columbines, English daisy, delphiniums, forget-me-nots, violets, larkspur, pansies and most other flowers that can be found in commercial nurseries.
Gardeners at Blue Lake Ranch, a bed-and-breakfast inn in Hesperus (11 miles west of Durango, Colorado), harvest golden and orange calendulas and blue and pink bachelor's buttons to dry and sell for edible garnishes.
Easy annuals like pot marigolds, Calendulas, Lavatera Silver Cup, Chrysanthemum Tricolor Mixed, Love-in-themist, Nigella and Larkspur are also great choices.
Costly orchids, anthurium and proteas remind spectators of exotic climates and provide a counterpoint to more common carnations, calendulas and strawflowers.
Brightening the garden now through spring in the mild-winter West, calendulas range from subtle creams and soft yellows to the familiar bright oranges.