In search of flowers in the Northeast

September 19, 2018

Colebrook, CT

A look at the garden:

Dahlia! Gardeners love these dreamy flowers. Originally from Mexico, these flowers have been cultivated for over 200 years.

Definitely an aster with many colorful ray flowers, and small, five-petaled disk flowers in the center.

This closeup of a dahlia shows petals (that is, ray flowers) unfolding and the presence of small, two-lobed stigmas.

Another dahlia

Scientific name and family:

Garden dahlia/Dahlia pinnata – Aster Family: Asteraceae


Comments (1):

  1. Sally Bainbridge

    October 20, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Beautiful photos of beautiful Dahlias! They have become a garden favorite. These colors are gorgeous!


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