Thursday, April 7, 2016

Endangered Plants and Flowers 8.8.1962

The three stamps on this Polish FDC are part of a set of 12 stamps issued in 1962 to highlight protected plants and flowers.
(90) Gentiana clusii (sometimes called "Clusius' gentian") is a large-flowered, short-stemmed gentian, native to Europe. Gentiana clusii is named after Charles de l'Écluse (Carolus Clusius), one of the earliest botanists to study the alpine flora.
(90) Dictamnus is a genus of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, with a single species, Dictamnus albus, which has several geographical variants. It is also known as burning bush, dittany, gas plant, and fraxinella. It is an herbaceous perennial, native to warm, open woodland habitats in southern Europe, north Africa and much of Asia.
(90) Nymphaea alba, also known as the European white water-lily, white water rose or white nenuphar, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae. It grows in water and likes large ponds and lakes. The leaves can be up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter and they take up a spread of 150 cm (59 in) per plant. The flowers are white and they have many small stamens inside. It is found all over Europe and in parts of North Africa and the Middle East in freshwater.
Thank you Merja.

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