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Sunflower vs. Marigold — What's the Difference?

Sunflower vs. Marigold — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sunflower and Marigold

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Sunflower

Any of several plants of the genus Helianthus of the composite family, especially H. annuus, having tall coarse stems and large, yellow-rayed flower heads that produce edible seeds rich in oil.

Marigold

Any of various North and South American plants of the genus Tagetes of the composite family, widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers.

Sunflower

A brilliant yellow to strong or vivid orange yellow.

Marigold

Any of several plants having similar flowers, such as calendula or marsh marigold.

Sunflower

Any plant of the genus Helianthus, so called probably from the form and color of its floral head, having the form of a large disk surrounded by yellow ray flowers.
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Marigold

Any of the Old World plants, of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.

Sunflower

The commonly cultivated species, Helianthus annuus, a native of America.

Marigold

Any of the New World plants, of the genus Tagetes, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.

Sunflower

A bright yellow, like that of the flower petals.

Marigold

A million pounds sterling.

Sunflower

Any flat, radially symmetric organic compound such as coronene

Marigold

Rubber glove for cleaning

Sunflower

(pathology) worm-star

Marigold

Having the color of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.

Sunflower

Any plant of the genus Helianthus; - so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.

Marigold

A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and the cultivated species of Tagetes.

Sunflower

Any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays

Marigold

Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

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