>

Zinnia grandiflora [Asteraceae]

Next

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Scientific Name Zinnia grandiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol ZIGR
Common Name Texas Zinnia, Plains Zinnia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 38715
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
Reference
Click Here
Description Habitat: Dry, sometimes calcareous soils in desert areas, on slopes, flats and prairies; from 3,000-7,500 ft.
Plant: Low-growing upright rounded or flat-topped perennial, up to 9 inches tall; stems branched with rough, short hairs.
Leaves: Linear, opposite, sessile blades crowded along the stems; 3/8 to 1-1/8 inches long and less than 1/8-inch wide; surfaces covered with short stiff hairs.
Inflorescence: Showy yellow composite flower heads on the branch tips, 3 to 6 ovate to orbiculate rays and 18 to 24 red-orange disk florets; bell-shaped to cylindrical involucre with oblong, thin and papery phyllaries in 3 to 4 graduated series, straw colored to yellow, often with red-tinted tips.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: SEINet and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

© Tom Lebsack 2022