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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 3, 2018 7:58 AM CST
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The white dots on the lower leaves. You can see them better if you blow up the picture.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2018 8:53 AM CST
Hi,

Hard to tell from the pictures - they don't look raised. If it washes off it's probably insect poo.
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 3, 2018 10:53 AM CST
Hmmm. I felt them and they felt like little bumps. If you touch the photo it enlarges so you can see it clearly. It's very evenly spaced and out of all of my marigolds these were the only ones with the white bumps. Maybe it's just a mystery lol.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2018 4:19 PM CST
I'm still thinking it's not eggs and probably poo - especially since you said it was the only one. Just take a wet paper towel and wipe them off.
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 4, 2018 7:23 AM CST
They don't come off. Iam sure it's not poo 💩 lol They are the tiny bit raised and hard. I know in my life that I have seen them before but wasn't interested like I am now. They are evenly spaced. I give up. Mystery evenly spaced white things lol. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 4, 2018 7:31 AM CST
They are strange! Especially with the symmetry. Cut off the leaf and stick it in a jar. put some panty hose or something on the top and see what hatches out.
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
MindiHammerstone
May 4, 2018 7:46 AM CST
I was thinking the same thing. I think I can find a pickle jar, as my son nonchalantly eats an entire jar at once. He is stealthy about it!!

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Mindi
Name: Danita
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Danita
May 4, 2018 7:50 AM CST
They may be the secretory cavities of the marigold leaf.
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 4, 2018 8:15 AM CST
Danita, that sounds logical. Maybe excreting something it doesn't need. Thanks!!

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Mindi

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