Sunday, October 19, 2008
'it turns with the sun'**
This is the last of the Calendula flowers I've seen from summer. But these were literally 'hanging out' of a neighbor's garden onto the sidewalk. . .as I waited too long to plant my own pot of 'pot marigold' this year. Calendula are really from the aster family, not the well-loved and colorful marigolds (Tagetes), and have anti-inflammatory properties.
**Factoid: The common name marigold probably refers to the Virgin Mary, or its old Saxon name 'ymbglidegold', which means 'it turns with the sun.'
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