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Invasive alien: Redstar Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)

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Invasive alien: Redstar Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)

Unread postby arks » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:43 pm

Here are a few more puzzlers:

3. Is this a "wild" zinnia?

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Thanks!!
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:48 pm


3. Yes, this is Zinnia peruviana (Redstar Zinnia / Wildejakobregop). It is an alien weed, from South America. Widespread in S.A.
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:37 pm

3. Definetly Zinnia Peruviana.

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Unread postby arks » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:10 pm

Thanks Imberbe and Mark! I love zinnias, which are a summer garden annual here, but had never seen them growing wild before ... too bad they're an alien :( However, these were not seen in a national park, but along the Panorama Route :wink: Still an alien, but not so bad as a alien seen inside a national park.
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