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The Elegant Zinnia – ‘Sombrero’ (Zinnia violacea) is an annual flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is also known as Youth-and-Age.

It is native to Mexico.

It grows to about 15 centimetres (5 inches) tall.

It has a solitary flower head about 5 centimetres (2 inches) in diameter. The ray florets, of many colours, such as white, purple, red, orange, and yellow, surround black and yellow discs.

The Elegant Zinnia – ‘Sombrero’ blooms in summer.

Photographed at the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France, July 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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