Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of the family Asteraceae. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The name honours genus German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59).

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
And also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. Good morning, Miss Bee! May you find what you need in the heart of that gorgeous red zinnia!

    Child in Red

  2. Oh fabulous Nick....beautiful Zinnia and catching the busy bee at work is a wonderful bonus. Thanks!

  3. Excellent macro of both flower and bee !!

  4. When I enlarged your photo, I could see the grains of pollen sprinkled over the petals and the busy bee!! Lovely!!

  5. flowers in flowers. :) Love it and the visitor too. :)


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