mengsiewlee2506
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Help me to identify this herb plant please?

Hello guys, I am researching certain herbs and I have difficulty identify this herb.

Please follow this link to help me to identify this orange flowered herb plant.

Will really appreciate your help!


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4I0rZ4 ... ring&pli=1
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You called it an herb. Is it herbal, that is scented/aromatic? What does it smell like when you crush the leaves?

It looks a bit like coreopsis, but that isn't an herb and is not scented.
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That is Mexican mint marigold, Tagetes lucida. It is also called Mexican tarragon. It is a good substitute for French tarragon especially in warm areas where French tarragon does not survive.

It is perennial here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes_lucida
https://www.floridata.com/ref/t/tage_luc.cfm
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I have had it before, nice scent and delicious to eat. I just don't have anymore room for perennials or else I'd have one.

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It is easier to grow here than tarragon. French tarragon does not live through hot summers.

The Mexican tarragon is a direct substitute for tarragon in recipes.

It is not the easiest thing to find, but I have a couple of plants and they don't need much care except for dividing once in a while. 8)
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Wow, I've always had trouble in summer with french tarragon so that sounds great. Can someone tell me what zones that can tolerate? I'm in 6 so it might not work but I'd love to try.
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