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Zinnia

Zinnia peruviana

Description:

Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors. Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color. The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals, to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac. Zinnias are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year. Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century.

Notes:

Taken at Jardin Botanique


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6 Comments

Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 3 years ago

Thank you Susan!!!

yeah Gina the petals do have a velvety texture!!!!

Gina9210
Gina9210 3 years ago

Wow! Kevin this flower is really beautiful! Is that petals velvet?

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 3 years ago

beautifully done!

Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 3 years ago

Thank you Alice!!!!

"यह बहुत आकर्षक है!"
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"This is very attractive!"

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Zinnia?

Genève, Genève, Switzerland

Lat: 46.20, Long: 6.14

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jun 30, 2011

Spotted for missions

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