What is the difference between French Marigold and Calendula?

How to recognize French Marigold? What are the differences in uses of Calendula and French Marigold? Thanks!

Doctor Asked on November 15, 2015 in Flowers.
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    French marigold belongs to the Tagetes genus in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). It is an American native.
    Marigold, pot marigold (Calendula) is a genus in the daisy family Asteraceae. They are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean. Calendula is edible. Most French marigold varieties are considered not edible. But the there species which are used in cooking. You can read more in this article about Calendula and French marigold.

    Reviewer Answered on November 15, 2015.
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