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Wild Marigold - Tagetes minuta L., New Weed on the Island of Hvar, and New Contribution to the Knowledge of its Distribution in Dalmatia (Croatia)

Keywords: wild marigold , Tagetes minuta L. , weed , vineyards , distribution , island of Hvar , Dalmatia , Croatia , essential oils , insecticide , nematocid , agricultural problem , medical problem

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Wild marigold (Tagetes minuta L., syn. T. glandulifera, familia Asteraceae) is native to South America and naturalized in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Its presence as an adventive plant on Balkan Peninsula was noted by Hayek (1931), ili (1973), Trinajsti (1974) and others. During the last 6-10 years wild marigold had appeared as weed in vineyards on the island of Hvar and become an agricultural and medical problem. However, it has also very interesting agrochemical and pharmacological properties. Disadvantages and advantages of wild marigold are considered. Weed control measures are discussed.


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