Description Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors. Zinnias seem especially favored by butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them.
Stu Suchit, Stony Brook Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Stu was born in Trinidad where he mostly ran around naked. He then moved to New York City where he mostly studied art. He now lives in the wilderness of Long Island where he does art, mostly naked.