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Seed of the Week: Yellow Cosmos

Our mystery seeds last week were from the common annual flower, yellow cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus).

yellow-orange-cosmos-23The flowers of this species are yellow to deep orange in color.

cosmos-bumble-bee-234Yellow cosmos supply nectar to pollinators and are sometimes listed as good plants for butterfly gardens.

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Because they tend to reseed prolifically, however, they have been listed as invasive weeds in the southeastern United States.

With plants, it is all about location, location, location.

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