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Mexican Tarragon

Mexican Tarragon has glossy, liquorice-scented leaves.

The plant is a perennial, but cannot survive temperatures below 20 F / -6 C.

It grows 2 feet (60 cm) tall, and 12 inches (30 cm) wide.

In the fall, it flowers with 1/2 inch (1 cm) wide yellow blossoms, which have no taste.

The leaves will about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) long and 2 inches (5 cm) long.

Cooking Tips

Mexican Tarragon can be used in place of tarragon, but using a little less, as it can taste a little more anisey than tarragon, though it lacks the spiciness overall that French tarragon has.

It can also be used for tea.


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Also called:

Cloud Plant; Coronilla; Hierba anis; Mexican Marigold Mint; Mexican Mint; Mexican Mint Marigold; Mexican Mint Tarragon; Mint Marigold; Pericon; Spanish Tarragon; Sweet Marigold; Texas Tarragon; Yerba Anis; Tagetes florida, Tagetes lucida (Scientific Name); (Spanish)


Oulton, Randal. "Mexican Tarragon." CooksInfo.com. Published 06 September 2005; revised 09 October 2007. Web. Accessed 03/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/mexican-tarragon>.

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