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Tagetes is a genus of annual perennial, mostly herbaceous plant in the Asteraceae family. The common name in English, "marigold" is derived from "Mary's Gold" a name first applied to a similar plant native to Europe.

Tagetes erecta also called Aztec Marigold , "Cempazuhitl"  or "flower of the dead" is native to Mexico. This flower is used in altars that are made to remember family members and friends who have died (Day of the Dead).

"Day of the dead" is a Mexican tradition that is celebrated in November 2nd, and it was inscribed as a Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO in 2008.