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 Post subject: Invasive alien: Redstar Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana)
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Here are a few more puzzlers:

3. Is this a "wild" zinnia?

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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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3. Definetly Zinnia Peruviana.

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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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