Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold or Aztec marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico. Coneflower “pow wow white” Family Asteraceae, Genus Ecinacea; Lavender, Family Lamiaceae, Genus Lavandula Augustifolia; Marigold, Tagetes Erecta; Red Valerian, Family Caprifoliaceae, Genus Centranthus Ruber. Several flowers have medicinal properties, three are perennial, marigold is annual. They attract bees and butterflies.

Marigold closeup Valerian, Lavender, White Coneflower
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