Tulip - Spain

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Issue date: 1/04/2008
Denomination: €0.43
The Tulip is a bulbous flowering plant that blooms in spring and is native to the Mediterranean region and northeast Asia though most hybrid cultivars are grown in mountains and the steppes of Asia Minor and the Caucasus region. The first Tulip seeds reached Europe from Turkey at the end of the XVI century, and it was botanist Carolus Clusius who began its cultivation in the Dutch botanical garden at Leiden. The Tulips or tulipa sp. belong to the family Liliaceae.


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