Sphoesnogyne speciosa. - This is a most beautiful flowering annual, growing about a foot high. The plant is of handsome foliage, and a most profuse bloomer. The flowers open fully when the sun shines upon them, and then display a show of the most pleasing kind. It is in bloom from June to October. A bed of it would be a delightful contrast to one of an opposite color. It has some resemblance to the Calliopsis; rays, yellow; disk dark-brown; flowers about two and a half inches across.