Our mystery seeds from last week come from a plant that probably most people will recognize.

They are from the common marigold, species in the genus Tagetes. The most common form, Tagetes erecta, is from Central and South America, although sometimes it is mistakenly called “African marigold.”

The flowers are generally in the yellow, orange and red range of the color spectrum.

The leaves are deeply in cut, giving a lacy appearance.

They also have a distinctive fragrance.

Did you grow any marigolds this year? Take your children out and see if your marigolds have any seeds. Let us know what you find.