Dahlia

Jo Nijenhuis

Hoorn, Netherlands

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Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/160sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Backyard Vlagtwedde, Netherlands, Europe
Date: July 25/2011
Views: 1736 on October 2016

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia.

The introduction of the dahlia to the florists of the Netherlands was, when a box of dahlia roots was sent from Mexico to the Netherlands. Only one plant survived the trip, but produced spectacular red flowers with pointed petals. Nurserymen in Europe crossbred from this plant, which was named Dahlia juarezii, with parents of dahlias discovered earlier: these are the progenitors of all modern dahlia hybrids.

There are at least 36 species of dahlia, some like D. imperialis up to 10 metres tall. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes, and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes.

Dahlias are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Angle Shades, Common Swift, Ghost Moth and Large Yellow Underwing.

The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. In German the dahlia was known during most of the 19th century as Georgia, being named after the naturalist Johann Gottlieb Georgi of St. Petersburg, Russia.
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