Still Wider Variations in Dahlias
The dahlia is a composite flower, and its "petals" are in reality ray-flowers. We have seen in earlier pictures how these ray flowers attempt to vary. Here they have seemingly run riot. The result is an asymmetrical flower which, however, is by no means lacking in artistic attractiveness.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 9 Chapter 7