Cosmos: native to meadowland in Mexico where most of the species occur, as well as the southern US., Arizona, C. America, and to S. America as far south as Paraguay. One species, C. bipinnatus, is naturalized across much of the eastern US. and eastern Canada. It is also widespread over the high eastern plains of S. Africa, where it was introduced via contaminated horse-feed *imported... http://en.wikipedia.org #Cosmos #plant #flower
Tigridia pavonia [Family: Iridaceae]. Common names: Peacock flower, Jockey's Cap Lily, Mexican Shell-flower, and Tiger flower; native to southern Mexico and meso-america; naturalized elsewhere in South America. Comes in a variety of colors, popular among flower-lovers. Flowers open early in the morning and are already closed around 5 PM at dusk. Every day a new bloom opens. The plants grown from seeds bloom in the very first year after they are sown.