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Tree Dahlia
Dahlia imperialis

Location: 34501 Fremont Blvd
District: Alvarado
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Broadleaf flowering plant native to Mexico and Central America. This "tree" is actually a perennial herbaceous plant that sends up 8' to 15' bamboo-like shoots from a rhizome. Large lavender colored flowers in the fall. Unfortunately, the property on which this plant was growing is being developed and has been completely cleared.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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Photo provided by George Crozier

Illustration by George Crozier