Corn Marigold (chrysanthemum segetum)

corn marigold

Corn Marigold is a hardy annual wildflower with coarse-toothed foliage and large golden-yellow flowers.   It grows to a height of around 20 in (51 cm).   It is closely related botanically to the Ox-eye Daisy.  Corn Marigolds are also known as Yellow Ox-eye, Bigold, Boodle and Raddles. By the end of the fourteenth-century, tenant farmers were ordered to get rid of it from barley fields because it was such a pest.  It flowers June to August.

Wildlife Value of Corn Marigold

RHS Plants for Pollinators

Corn Marigolds are rich in nectar and are popular with butterflies and hoverflies. It is the food plant of the Chamomile Shark moth and the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly caterpillar.


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