here is an old school illustration of Calendula
in this picture you'll see the calendula that is blooming from last year's plants under the "getting taller everyday" Elecampane and on the right is the garden sage where the calendula seeds are growing next to it.
these are the babies.
this is an up close picture.
on the left is a red stem with the seed still attached, the middle plant has leaves about 1/3 inch long and the 3rd image is about to open.
so sweet and oh so strong for being so tiny
If you can see the hose nozzle at the top of the picture you can get a sense of the scale here.
These are from a week or so ago and everything has doubled since then.
I'll try to add more pictures soon.
I'm in love.