Dahlia superflua (DC.) W.T.Aiton


Family: Compositae

Genus: Dahlia

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. This fine species constantly rising in value by the production of fresh varieties of the richest and brightest colours, is becoming one of the most general ornaments of our flower-gardens in autumn. It is raised from seed with the freedom of an annual, and the varieties are multiplied and perpetuated with the certainty and extensiveness of a perennial.

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. (W.T. Aiton), ed. 2. 5: 87 in 1813.

Synonym of Dahlia pinnata Cav.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 55 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Native of Mexico. Introduced by the way of Spain in 1789, by the late Lady Bute.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Georgina superflua DC. - basionym

Georgina variabilis Willd. - synonym of Dahlia pinnata Cav.

Georgina rosea (Cav.) Willd. - synonym of Dahlia pinnata Cav.

Georgina purpurea Willd. - synonym of Dahlia pinnata Cav.

Dahlia pinnata Cav. - accepted name

Dahlia sambucifolia Salisb. - synonym of Dahlia pinnata Cav.


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