Q: As we all know Dahlias originated in Mexico. What did the Aztecs in Mexico call Dahlias?
A: The Aztecs cultivated the dahlia, used them as ornamental flowers, for medicine and as tubers to feed their animals. They had many names for the plant, including Acocotli, or water throat because the stems provided an emergency water supply for hunters, Cocoxochitl (pronounced: co-COX-oh-cheetle), which means water pipe, and Chichipatli , bitter medicine.
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