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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit prior to flowering (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit of old plant in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of once-compound leaf with toothed leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower-heads (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower-heads from side-on (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
close-up of seedling (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young plant (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Tagetes minuta L.
Asteraceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Compositae (South Australia)
Aztec marigold, chinchilla, dwarf marigold, false marigold, khaki bush, khaki-bush, little marigold, marigold, Mexican marigold, muster John Henry, rattlepod, stinking Roger, stinkweed, tagetes, tall khaki weed, tall khakiweed, wild marigold
Native to South America (i.e. Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay).
Widely naturalised in eastern Australia (i.e. widespread in Queensland and New South Wales), and scattered in southern Australia (i.e. in some parts of Victoria, in the south-eastern and southern parts of South Australia, and in south-western Western Australia). Also sparingly naturalised in the ACT and naturalised on Norfolk Island.
Naturalised overseas in Europe, Africa, Madagascar, Asia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Hawaii.
Stinking Roger (Tagetes minuta) is regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales and Queensland, and as a minor or potential environmental weed in South Australia and Western Australia.