Botany Photo of the Day Sanvitalia procumbens

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Commonly known as Mexican creeping zinnia in English, my preference is for the more evocative Mexican common name: ojo de pollo, or chicken eye. The genus is named in honour of mathematician Federico Sanvitale, while procumbens is a reference to the procumbent habit of the plant (its stems are ground-hugging, but do not set roots). […]

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