Zinnia elegans Jacq.
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledonous composites
Exotic. Recorded wild at least once (2013) in Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand. Indigenous to South American.
Ruderal - collected in wasteland within a derelict property
Annual. Seed is dispersed by gravity, water and by humans who deliberately cultivate it
Raised from seed. An annual, often grown for colour as a bedding plant
Reason for introduction
Ornamental - an annual, bedding plant, which is widely grown through New Zealand
zinnia: After Johan Gotfried Zinn (1727 – 1759), German botanist and anatomist.
violacea: Violet coloured