In the Knight's Tale, Chaucer depicts Jealousy in the temple of Venus as "wearing of Marigolds a yellow band." Flower petals are added to salads, used as garnishes, or added to rice as a saffron substitute. Leaves have been eaten as a potherb. Ointments made from flower petals are excellent first-aid treatments for skin cuts and abrasions. Named for the Virgin Mary, it is the floral emblem of Lady Day when the feast of the Annunciation is celebrated.
Source of plant
A German variety of calendula bred for medicinal use. Has a higher concentration of resins and carotenoids.
USDA Hardiness Zone
medicinal/pharmaceutical, food, other ethnobotanical uses