Cosmos sp.: Garden Cosmos

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sonata White’

Cosmos is a genus, with the same common name of Cosmos, of about 20–26 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos is native to scrub and meadowland in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south.

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^ Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos are herbaceous perennial plants growing 0.3–2 m [10 in–6 ft 7 in] tall. The leaves are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in a capitulum with a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets; flower color is very variable between the different species.

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus

The genus includes several ornamental plants popular in gardens.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens By The Bay, Singapore 20130602

Source: Wikipedia

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