Features Youth and Age (Zinnia elegans)
The species was collected in 1789 at Mexico, and formally described as Zinnia violacea by Cavanilles, a Spanish botanist, in 1791. The genus was named by Carl von Linné after the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn.
Based on a botanical illustration from the 1890s by Edward Step, which we have carefully restored and enhanced.
- Artist / Collection: Step, Edward
- Stock Number: fva21912