Zinnia’s are beautiful flowers that spring in the late summer early fall. These were planted by a neighbor of my relatives, and they really made the driveway so lovely. There were zinnias everywhere! Zinnias, got their name from Johann Gottfried Zinn, who contributed greatly to the study of anatomy, and to provide the first comprehensive anatomy of the human eye. Interestingly enough, he was a botanist also, and thus the flower was named after him.