The Canada Revenue Agency is to auction a rare ‘Golden Marigold’ flower for $1.5 million to a Canadian-based museum that is looking to restore it to the country.
The flower, which is native to Peru, is one of the few indigenous flowers in the world that has a pink hue and is one the rarest in the Americas.
The “Golden Mariggood” was first discovered in Peru in the 1980s and is now the only known species of marigod in the United States.
The rare flower was first described in the 1940s in a report by a US department of agriculture employee named John W. Ruppel.
Rulers of the United Kingdom have since given the flower to the British Museum in London.
The museum plans to auction it at the Toronto Art Gallery in September, with a final estimate due in December.
The Golden Marigood was one of only a few marigods known to survive in North America until the early 20th century.
Its origins are unclear, but it may have been brought to North America by a group of Native Americans from Mexico who came to the Americas as explorers and traders.
The marigood is natively known in Peru as the “Maraquero,” meaning mariguana.
It was also named after the city in the north of Peru where the marigolding flowers are found.
The Marigolds are an indigenous species of flowering marigot that grow wild in mountainous areas of the southern and central American Andes.
The flowers are not native to the US.
It is estimated there are fewer than 10,000 marigolls in the wild, but they are thought to be among the few remaining in North American.
Marigolls are one of three indigenous flowering species found in the American Southwest, with the other two being the native American marigoweed and the Asian marigofoli.