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Dahlia

 

Dahlia

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusDahlia

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Dahlia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 10 Jan 2011.

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Dahlia (Dahlia)

Dahlia (Dahlia) · 10/18/2008 · Kimball’s Ice Cream, Westford, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)