Contractions. - Calend. Cln.

Calendula officinalis. Nat. ord., Compositae.

Synonyms. - Caltha officinalis, Solseginum aureum, Verrucaria.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 13.

Marigold. For. names: German, Ringelblume; French, Le Souci de Jardin; Italian, Calendula; Spanish, Calendula.

Habitat. - France, and in cultivated ground over the greater part of Europe.

Flowering time. - All the summer.

Parts employed. - The leaves and flowers.

Characters. - A well-known garden annual. Short, bushy, pale green herb, stem and leaves pubescent. Leaves, lower and middle oval and blunt, upper ones lance-shaped. Flowers gold-coloured, radiated, growing from the ends of the branches.

Time for collecting. - Summer.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with dilute spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xvii. Allg. Horn.

Zeit., xxi.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to 1, Tincture only. 3x and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules. Average loss of moisture, 86 per cent.