Narrow-Leaf Zinnia
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Narrow-Leaf Zinnia
A Introduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: Narrow-Leaf Zinnia
Botanical name: Zinnia angustifolia    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Crassina angustifolia

Narrow-Leaf Zinnia is an annual or perennial herb growing up to 50 cm tall. The stems have many branches and the herbage is rough with short hairs. The 2-7 cm x 4-8 mm leaves are linear to narrowly elliptic. The heads of flowers have involucres that are mostly hemispheric, usually much less than 1 cm high or wide. The flowers have bright orange or sometimes yellow ray flowers, but in cultivated plants, the flowers may be white or a variety of other colors. Narrow-Leaf Zinnia is native to northern and western Mexico, cultivated elsewhere.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Bangalore.

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