With their dinner-plate sized heads, Dahlias are real dazzlers.
Though neither demure nor delicate, the dahlia is definitely discerned in flower shows.
Discovered by the Europeans in Mexico in 1525, the dahlia is named after Anders Dahl of Sweden.
The Aztecs used dhlias to treat epilepsy. The hollow stems of the flowers were used by them as wter pipes.
The 'Stars of the Devil' dahlia was discovered in 1873. All the modern dahlias are descendants of that one.
I thank Mrs. Nesbitt for her wonderful meme ABC Wednesday
Your collection of Dahlias are so pretty! I didn't know it has medical property!ReplyDelete
What lovely dahlias. A happy collection of blooms.ReplyDelete
Wow, you have a way with words, using the word starting with “d” for Dahlia. I like all your photos.ReplyDelete
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Dahlias are one of my very favorite flowers, and yours are Delightful! That last one is my favorite. Again with the peppermint-colored flowers! :-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful, colorful Dahlias and such interesting information about them!! Great post and wonderful captures!ReplyDelete
I am calling by as another ABC Wednesday participant. I love plants so was delighted at your choice of Dahlias for this meme which is proving to be fun and has such a great variety of entries.ReplyDelete
Fantastic photographs, interesting post. I am greetingReplyDelete
Śliczne, a najbardziej podoba mi się pierwsza. Pozdrawiam.ReplyDelete
Śliczne, a najbardziej podoba mi się pierwsza. Pozdrawiam.
My mother's favorite flower. She raised many differnt kinds and colors like yours. I miss her, and her flowers. Thanks for the memories.ReplyDelete
I love Dahlias. Catching up With ABC.ReplyDelete
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
Dahlias, ah...great word to roll off the tongue, and such varied and beautiful flowers....still trying to figure out how to use the stem as a water pipe!ReplyDelete
Thank you for this lush look at one of my favorite flowers. So many different varieties, and I would love to know more about how the Mexicans used them in remedies... so I may have to Google that and find out. Using the stems for straws is ingenious. Indigenous peoples always seem to make use of everything in nature.ReplyDelete
Thanks again, Amy