Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963.
The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. Attempts to introduce the tubers as a food crop in Europe were unsuccessful.
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native mainly in Mexico, but also Central America, and Colombia.
A member ofthe Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia.
There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants.
Flowers are a proud assertion
that a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The dahlia you brought to our isle
Your praises for ever shall speak;
Mid gardens as sweet as your smile,
And in colour as bright as your cheek.“
Verse by Lord Holland sent to his wife
One of my flower color Videos:
Nature Photographies copyright ©by Gina Matt / Naturpunkt
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Pink Roses Beauty ~ Symbol of Love https://youtu.be/SLWdUW7fZsM