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Zinnia peruviana (Peruvian zinnia)
Anderson, Wynn

Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia peruviana (L.) L.

Peruvian Zinnia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Crassina multiflora, Zinnia multiflora, Zinnia pauciflora


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AZ , FL , GA , NC , SC

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Zinnia peruviana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zinnia peruviana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zinnia peruviana


Record Modified: 2019-06-20
Research By: CBR

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