Dahlia: The dahlia (Asteraceae family - Botanical name: Dalhias pompon) is native to the warm regions of Mexico and Central America. Cultivated as a vegetable, this plant was consumed daily by the Aztecs. These tuberous roots boiled in water have a taste similar to artichoke. The dahlia made its first appearances in Europe in 1791, and owes its name to Andreas Dahl (1751-1789), a Swedish botanist of the same period. It then presents very different varieties ...
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