Dahlia pinnata

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Dahlia pinnata Cav.
  • Synonyms : Dahlia variabilis (Willd.) Desf.
  • Common Name : Dahlia
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Compositae became Asteraceae. However, the name Compositae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 27, 28

About Dahlia pinnata Plant :

  • Habit : An annual, small herb with fasciculated tuberous roots.
  • Leaves : Opposite pinnate or bipinnate.
  • Inflorescence : Capitulum (Head)
  • Flower : Large, showy, very beautiful heads in various colours.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : December-February
  • Significance : Cultivated in gardens for its beautiful attractive flowers.