Plant of the Month

The Plant of the Month is the Dahlia! 

  • The dahlia was named after Andreas Dahl who was Carl Linnaeus' student.

  • It is the official flower of San Francisco. 

  • It is originally from Mexico and is also its national flower.

  • The dahlia has many transposons (jumping genes) which contribute to its large diversity. 

  • More info can be found here

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Kandria Ledesma, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

NJ -> Antigua -> NY -> CA

Medicine, Running, Birds, Plants, Food, Dinos 

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Dino of the Month: Carnotaurus

Plant of the Month: Nepenthes Attenboroughii