What is the common name for the October birth flower?
– Passion flower
– Bird of Paradise
– Lady Fingers
– Pot Marigold
The Calendula, or pot marigold, is a versatile flower that belongs to the composite family. The term “calendula” means “throughout the months,” and that is a fitting description of the calendula’s blooming pattern. It is an annual flower that will bloom well over a span of many months, including practically nonstop through the summer. There are around 20 species that fall in the genus Calendula. Some are annuals (they die in a year) while others are perennials (they live more than two years.) Source: List-of-Birthstones.com
In the case of marigold, pot marigold (Calendula), a native to Europe, and French marigold (Tagetes), an American native in the same family as the daisy, are very different plants. Calendula is edible and often appears on lists of attractive edible flowers. *Most French marigold varieties are not edible.