Sulphur Cosmos
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Sulphur Cosmos
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Sulphur Cosmos, Orange cosmos, Yellow cosmos • Manipuri: ꯀꯣꯅꯨꯡ ꯁꯅꯥꯔꯩ Konung sanarei
Botanical name: Cosmos sulphureus     Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Sulphur Cosmos is considered an annual herb, although plants may re-appear via self-sowing for several years. Its leaves are opposite and pinnately divided. The plant height varies from 1-7 feet. Flowers of the original and its cultivars appear in shades of yellow, orange, and red. It is especially popular in Korea and Japan, where it is often seen in mass plantings along roadsides, following an initiative pursued by the Korean-Japanese botanist Woo Jang-choon. Sulphur Cosmos is native to Mexico

Identification credit: Rita Singh Photographed in Lodhi Garden, New Delhi.

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