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Bur marigold is an upright annual herb (1-5 feet tall) with a tap root. The alternate leaves are pinnately or bipinnately dissected, with each segment lanceolate and toothed or lobed on the margin. Plants produce numerous solitary flower heads held on long stalks from September to October; each head is 1-2 inches across and bright yellow with a yellow center. Seeds are dark brown, flattened, and have two prongs that project from one end.