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Cosmos bipinnatus Cav.
Garden cosmos

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Cosmos bipinnatus
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Cosmos bipinnatus
Cosmos bipinnatus
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Cosmos bipinnatus

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Bombus vosnesenskii @ I_LKD (2)

Ceratina sequoiae @ BBSL (3)
Dermateaceae  Phlyctema @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis stewartii @ 359059A (1); BPI (2); 359059B (1)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma cosmi @ BPI (2)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cichoracearum @ BPI (5)

Oidium @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Megachile fidelis @ BBSL (2)

Megachile rotundata @ BBSL (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora cosmi @ BPI (1)
Nymphalidae  Vanessa cardui @ I_LKD (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Cosmos bipinnatus Cav. Garden Cosmos
Asteraceae — Aster family
Cosmos bipinnatus
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
July 1997

More information on this plant, from other sources.

Copyright David G. Smith

Delaware Wildflowers main page

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Cosmos bipinnatus Cav.

Cosmos bipinnatus plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Cosmos bipinnatus stem Stem.

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Involucre - No info. yet.

Cosmos bipinnatus involucre Involucre.

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Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Cosmos bipinnatus flowers

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Commonly cultivated and escaped to roadsides and waste ground.

Origin - Native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

Other info. - This striking species can be found escaped in just a few counties of Missouri. The ray flowers range in color from white to deep purple. The most common color is pink. The plant can be aggressive and weedy if left unchecked and it should not be willingly spread in the wild.

Photographs taken off Highway 70 near Kingston, NC., 9-29-02.


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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Asterales  
 Family Compositae  
 Genus Cosmos  
  Cosmos bipinnatus    Cav., 1791 
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Synonyms: Bidens formosa Bidens lindleyi Coreopsis formosa Cosmea bipinnata Cosmea tenifolia Cosmea tenuifolia Cosmos bipinnatus albiflorus Cosmos bipinnatus bipinnatus Cosmos bipinnatus exaristatus Cosmos bipinnatus typicus Cosmos formosa details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 4: 919, 1998; 台灣入侵及外來種圖鑑, 林業試驗所 2005
Name Code: 202445
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1. Cosmos bipinnatus Cavanilles, Icon. 1: 10, plate 14. 1791.

Plants 30—200 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, sometimes scabridulous. Leaves: petioles 0 or to 1 cm; blades 6—11 cm, ultimate lobes to 1.5 mm wide, margins entire, apices acute (indurate). Peduncles 10—20 cm. Calyculi of spreading, linear to lanceolate bractlets 6—13 mm, apices acuminate. Involucres 7—15 mm diam. Phyllaries erect, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 7—13 mm, apices round or obtuse. Ray corollas white, pink, or purplish, laminae obovate to oblanceolate, 15—50 mm, apices ± truncate, dentate. Disc corollas 5—7 mm. Cypselae 7—16 mm, glabrous, papillose; pappi 0, or of 2—3 ascending to erect awns 1—3 mm. 2 n = 24.

Flowering summer—fall. Disturbed sites, roadsides; 0—1000 m; Ont., Que.; Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Va., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Mexico; introduced in West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia.

Cosmos bipinnatus is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. A garden favorite, it has escaped and naturalized widely elsewhere in the flora area (and in warm climates almost worldwide), and it has been seeded along roadsides by some highway departments. Many cultivated races and hybrids differ considerably from the wild type described above, varying widely in stature and in coloration of both ray and disc corollas. Some plants in cultivation lack pappi; they are referable to var. exaristatus de Candolle, not treated formally here.


Bate Smith, E. C. 1980. Astringent tannins of Cosmos bipinnatus . Phytochemistry 19: 982. Pillai, A., S. K. Pillai, and O. Jacob. 1975. Embryogeny, histogenesis and apical meristems of Cosmos bipinnatus Cav. Acta Bot. Indica 3: 68—78.

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