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October

Slow Flower of The Month

Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos bipinnatus

Scientific Name :
Cosmos
Family :
Asteraceae
Genus :
Asteraceae

Cosmos bipinnatus is native to Mexico, and was spread around the world after Columbus brought the flower home to Spain.
The name “cosmos” comes from the greek word “kosmos”, meaning order and world; the galaxy where stars are scattered and is also applied to this beautiful starry flower with orderly petals surrounding the core.
It is known as “Autumn Sakura” in Japan, as its sakura-like flowers bloom in the autumn season.
Unlike its fragile look, it has a wild strength. Even if its stem is broken it supports itself up by growing another root from where it is touching the ground.
The flowers could reach up to 2-3meters in full height, allowing you to gaze at the starry cosmos sky in the coming season.

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