9.04.2008

Thursday word of the day : Dahlia

My friend Tami and I went to the country a few weekends ago to experience fields of beautiful dahlias. We were blown away by the colors and the seemingly endless petal variations.

dahlia (dāl'yə, däl'-, dāl'-) noun

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Dahlia native to the mountains of Mexico, Central America, and Colombia, having tuberous roots and showy, rayed, variously colored flower heads.
  2. The flower head of one of these plants.
1804, named 1791 for Anders Dahl, Sw. botanist who discovered it in Mexico. No blue variety had ever been cultivated, hence "blue dahlia," fig. for "something impossible or unattainable" (1880).

from dictionary.reference.com

1 comment:

Erika Lee Sears said...

Those flower are beautiful!