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Tagetes: Quiz


Question 1: It is said to deter some common insect pests (although it is recorded as a food plant for some ________ larvae including Dot Moth), as well as nematodes.

Question 2: Tagetes (pronounced /təˈdʒiːtiːz/)[1] is a genus of 51 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family (________ or Compositae).
Senecio vulgarisFlowering plantFlowerAsteraceae

Question 3: The marigold is also widely cultivated in ________ and Thailand, particularly the species T. erecta, T. patula, and T. tenuifolia.
Lok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis WingIndia

Question 4: They are native to the area stretching from the southwestern United States into ________ and south throughout South America.

Question 5: The marigold was regarded as the flower of the dead in pre-Hispanic Mexico, parallel to the lily in Europe, and is still widely used in the ________ celebrations.
Day of the DeadHalloween around the worldTrick-or-treatingBonfire

Question 6: The petals of Tagetes are rich in the orange-yellow carotenoid ________ and as such extracts of T. erecta are used as a food colour (INS-Number E161b).

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