Dahlia Dreams by jcheeraman

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Close up of a beautiful purple Dahlia from my garden. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico.
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Dahlia Macro by EncroVision

The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963.The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. Attempts to introduce the tubers as a food crop in Europe were unsuccessful. (Wikipedia)

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