Dahlia pinnata

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Dahlia pinnata Cav.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Dahlia pinnata is a perennial.

Naming

Dahlia pinnata was described by Antonio José Cavanilles in 1791. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Dahlia pinnata is a species in the genus Dahlia which contains approximately 41 to 55 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 70 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

Dahlia pinnata is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic, serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Dahlia pinnata produces light red many-stellate flowers from August to October.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Dahlia pinnata is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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