Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E for "English Marigold"


 Common Name: English Marigold, Calendula, Pot Marigold, Ruddles, Scottish Marigold
Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis

Calendula is another flower which is a common sight in our gardens back home. The short plants with elongated fleshy leaves and yellow-orange flowers is a pretty sight in the winter/spring sun.

Calendula flowers has medicinal properties and also widely used as a dye for fabrics, food and cosmetics. Until now I didn't know that  the florets are edible. They are often used to add colour or garnish salads. the leaves are edible as well.
 


am taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge [April 2016].

1 comment:

  1. I love marigolds! I had no idea they were edible or that they had medicinal properties. Very interesting. Glad I stopped by!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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Loved that you dropped by. It would lovely to know how you feel about this post too :)