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Photo of a zinnia

Plants that start with Z

The most well-known plants and fungi, listed by their common names.
Photo of a pink zinnia.

Zis forZinnia

Scientific name: zinnia elegans
A zinnia is a bright, pretty flower originally from Mexico, and are often found in people's gardens. They come in a wide variety of different colors and shapes depending on their type. They like full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.

Zis forZucchini

Scientific name: cucurbita pepo
A zucchini is another word for a courgette. It is very closely related to squash and pumpkins.