Zinnia peruviana (L.) L., Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1221. 1759, nom. cons. (Synonyms: (≡) Chrysogonum peruvianum L. (basionym); Crassina intermedia (Engelm.) Kuntze; Crassina leptopoda (DC.) Kuntze ; Crassina multiflora (L.) Kuntze ; Crassina peruviana (L.) Kuntze ; Crassina tenuiflora (Jacq.) Kuntze ; Crassina verticillata (Andrews) Kuntze; Lepia multiflora (L.) Hill ; Lepia pauciflora (L.) Hill ; Rudbeckia pauciflora (L.) Zinn. ; Zinnia florida Salisb.; Zinnia floridana Raf.; Zinnia fulva Schrank ; Zinnia grandiflora Hort. ex DC. (ambiguous synonym) ; Zinnia hybrida Hort. Par. ex Poir. ; Zinnia hybrida Roem. & Usteri ; Zinnia intermedia Engelm. ; Zinnia leptopoda DC. ; Zinnia linearifolia Moench ; Zinnia lutea Gaertn.; Zinnia mendocina Phil. ; (=) Zinnia multiflora L.; (=) Zinnia pauciflora L.; Zinnia pauciflora var. flava (Kuntze) Seckt; Zinnia revoluta Cav.; (=) Zinnia tenuiflora Jacq.; (=) Zinnia verticillata Andrews; Zinnia verticillata Cav. );
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(Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Ciudad de Mexico,
Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan,
Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi,
Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas), Nicaragua,
Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Argentina (Catamarca, Chaco, Cordoba, Entre Rios,
Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, Santiago del Estero, San
Juan, San Luis, Tucuman), Paraguay (Alto Paraguay, Central), Bolivia (Beni,
Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Ecuador, Venezuela (Aragua,
Distrito Federal), Bahamas (I), Cuba (I), Hispaniola (I), Puerto Rico (I),
Virgin Isl. (I) (Virgin Gorda (I)), Colombia (Antioquia, Bolvar, Boyac, Caquet,
Choc, Crdoba, Cundinamarca, Quindo, Santander, Valle), Trinidad & Tobago
(I), China (I) (Gansu (I), Hebei (I), Henan (I), Shaanxi (I), Sichuan (I),
Yunnan (I)), Austral Isl. (I) (Tubuai (I)), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I),
Rodrigues (I), Cape Verde Isl. (I) (Santo Antao Isl. (I), Sao Vicente Isl. (I),
Ilha de Maio (I), Ilha de Sao Tiago (I), Fogo Isl. (I), Ilha Brava (I)), Hawaii
(I) (Molokai (I), Lanai (I), Maui (I), Kahoolawe Isl. (I), Hawaii Isl. (I)),
Rotuma Isl. (I), Bhutan (I), Bangladesh (I), Nepal (I), India (c), Australia (I)
(Queensland (I), New South Wales (I)), South Africa (I) (widespread), Swaziland
(I), Lesotho (I), Botswana (I), Ethiopia (I), Eritrea (I), Bioko Isl. (Fernando
Poo) (I), Zimbabwe (I), Sao Tome (I), Namibia (I)
as per Catalogue of life;
Peruvian Zinnia; 


This particular Zinnia was seen on the top of many forts in Dhule Region. Sending photograpgs of this wild Zennia spotted on Bhamer and Pisol forts.
Bot. name: Zinnia peruviana
family: Asteraceae



Zinnia peruviana
Occasionally observed on Vetal Tekdi. Whether natural or garden escape…Don’t know.



Zinnia peruviana (L.) L. SN Oct 48 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Zinnia peruviana (L.) L, ornamental herb, garden escape, found wild on the hill from Royakota, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamilnadu.

very nice



11092017BHAR3 – Asteraceae – Yelagiri : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
It looks like native for me and local people also told the same.

it is Zinnia sp. from Asteraceae but
please go through the local flora for confirmation of species.

Thanks, …, for the initial id.
To me appears close to images at Zinnia peruviana (L.) L. 



March, 2010 at Malshej Ghat Road (near Tunnel), Western Ghats, Maharashtra; ID RS/06/06/2010 – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Identification : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify the plant.
Date/Time- 10 SEP 2019
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-  Savandurga Hill, Karnataka 562201, 12° 55′ 18.62” N 77° 17′ 39.93” E. Altitude 1188.8
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 40 cm.
Flower – Scarlet Orange
Is this Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)?

Zinnia peruviana ??? 

Other recipients:
I too agreed with Rakesh Ji, With regards.
I too agreed with …

yes. its now naturalized in India. … was this in any wilderness area?

Savandurga सावनदूर्ग is a place near Bengaluru. It is 60 Km west of Bengaluru.
The Savandurga hills are frequented by pilgrims who come to visit the Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy and Narasimha Swamy temple situated at the foothills. Rock climbers, cave explorers and adventurers are among others who frequent the locale. Nearby Manchanabele Dam is a nice place for water sports.
I have inserted a collage prepared by me, which will give you idea about this wild place.
Also I am inserting a map which shows the trekking path. 

wow, beautiful. so it was wild. we can surmise its either and escapee from someone’s garden? most likely not so naturalized in India

Very nice photographs & location map. Helpful to those who visit the place ..  



unknown plant from central Nepal; ID request : (mixed thread): 25 posts by 8 authors. 1 image.

Date: 15/10/2019

Juphal; central nepal 2500m
next to footpath; non cultivated Plant
Height; ca 25 cm
Leaves oval and amplexicaul
Complex red flower
Flowering period: October

i think tis is  Zinnia violacea  

Does not look like !

But for narrow petals, it looks like a Zinnia.

Zinnia peruviana (L.) L.


ASTERACEAE: Zinnia x hybrida:  Sharing macro shots of Zinnia x hybrida from our gardens at WII, Dehradun.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length-about a foot
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-orange
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen

Botanical name- Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion Orange’
Common name –  Hybrid Zinnia / Bedding Zinnia.

Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:- Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion Orange’ from Pune –MR06 :

Reposting image of Zinnia sp from Pune

Ref my earlier post

The following were the replies from respected members

zinnia i think -…

I think it is Zinnia linearis. – …

yes this is dwarf zinnia -…


Botanical name- Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion Orange’

Common name – Hybrid Zinnia / Bedding Zinnia.

Are these different names of the same plant?


Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion’ : 100513 : AK-22 :  Attachments (7). 1 post by 1 author.

Sharing pictures of Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion’ in various colors in Muscat, Oman.

Cultivated, ornamental, garden plants.

Zinnia hybrida, photographed from California



Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) Identification pl (NSJ-01) :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.  
Aster for ID

Zinnia hybrida I hope 


Request for identification of a composite : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 & 2 mb. 

Submitting request for identification of an ornamental composite from Chalakkara, Mahe. Photograph taken in November 2019.

Could be Zinnia angustifolia

I think should be Zinnia peruviana as per images and details herein.