Stinking roger is an annual herb with erect stems, deeply divided yellow-green leaves, and clusters of dull yellow cylindrical flower-heads. The marigold-like smell of the plants is distinctively sharp and unpleasant, hence its common name, stinking roger.

Also known as: Stinking Roger, Aztec marigold, chinchilla, dwarf marigold, false marigold, wild marigold, khaki bush , Mexican marigold, tagetes, muster John Henry , stinkweed.