Cempasuchil, the flowers of the dead

These orange flowers known as cempasuchil, flowers for the dead, are found around October and November and many people take them to the cemetery on Day of the Dead or for as long as they are sold. By the way, cempasuchil is Nahualt and means flower of the dead. Have you ever seen these flowers before? What are they called in English?

photo courtesy of Esperanza Huerta

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