RE: [gardeners] Tagetes minuta

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 08:04:28 -0700

At 08:42 AM 11/28/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Margaret wrote:
>I'm confused now, though, about the identity of T. lucinda.
>That's okay, Margaret. Confusion  is often the after-effect of too 
>much Thanksgiving indulgence -- turkey will do it to you every time.
Well, in one place Catharine referred to T. lucida, and in another T.
lucinda.  Are they the same or different?  Margaret

>George - T. minuta and T. lucida are two different members of the Tagetes
>genus. T. lucinda is what those of us in the South and Texas commonly use as
>tarragon equivalent and call Mexican Mint Marigold or sweet mace. T. minuta
>is a totally different species in both growth characteristics and uses.