Dahlia x hortensis Guill.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Dahlia
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: April-June
Distribution: Native of Europe
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: Annual herb to 2 m; branchlets hollow. Leaves opposite, simple, oblong, chartaceous, to 16 x 8 cm, base obtuse, margin dentate, apex acute; petiole to 2 cm. Capitula a few, in a compact axillary corymb. Outer phyllaries leafy, oblong; inner ones narrower, brown. Capitula fully double, globose, to 15 cm wide, with no disk, and with twisted ray florets of various colours.