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Tagetes lemmonii, or Lemmon’s Marigold, is a fragrant native shrub found in woodland and montane habitats at 4000-8000 ft. The scent is reminiscent of other marigolds with whom it shares a genus. It is deciduous, grows up to 3 ft tall, and prefers part shade to full sun. Yellow and fragrant aster flowers attract native bees and butterflies as well as other pollinators when flowering in August through November. 

Lemmon's Marigold Seed, Tagetes lemmonii

  • 4000-8000'