Known as pot marigold or Scotch marigold, calendula is not the same as common marigold. It is, however, part of the same family as asters, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, and true marigolds as they share the same daisy-like flower appearance. Pot marigold grows in Southern Europe. It is a popular summer flower in Finland.
Calendula or pot marigold is an annual herb that can grow up to 61 cm tall. It has hairy stems and repulsive smell. The common varieties of calendula are yellow and orange. However, subtle shades of pink and cream are available. Calendula is used in treating minor wounds, callouses, eczema, itches, burns, insect bites and stings.