Zinnias are a flowering plant species. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. Zinnias are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America.
They are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors. Zinnias are annuals, shrubs, and sub-shrubs. The leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and a color ranging from pale to medium green. The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape. Zinnias may be white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, or lilac. They are popular garden flowering plants.