noun: a flower
that is widely cultivated for its classy, colored personality.
verb: bright, bold, beautifulDahlia
is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants
native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia.
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.
Dahlia attends Pennsylvania State University Main Campus (PSU
There are at least 36 species
Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden
gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative
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 andLarge Yellow Underwing.