Calendula officinalis Herb of the Year for 2008 Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or every new moon. The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and marigolds are used in Catholic events honoring the Virgin Mary. Around the time of Shakespeare Calendula was getting its more common name of Marigold. Calendula was originally used as food rather than as an herb. It adds flavor and color to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads or used to make teas.
Only Calendula officinalis is edible. You do not want to eat the common Marigold tagetus.
The price is per ounce.