Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« on: September 19, 2016, 07:24:54 AM »
Rosa canina =Wild Rose and in French, Eglantine
In 1989 the Greek Post Office brought out a Commemorative Stamp Set named  " Wild flowers"
This 8 drachma stamp is the first in the series.

And, since I have the information leaflet, I can give you the Greek official name and the Greek common name
Κυνορροδή = Αγριοτριανταφυλλιά

« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 06:24:28 PM by Alisdair »
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 05:46:41 AM »
Myrtus communis = Common Myrtle and in French, Myrte.
Μύρτος η κοινή  = Μυρτιά

A photo of the 10 drachma stamp  in the  series  'Wildflowers"
Also a photo of Myrtle from my flower photo collection
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 05:46:23 AM »
Papaver rhoeas = Field Poppy and in French, Coquelicot
Μήκων η ροιάς  = Παπαρούνα
The 20 drachma stamp  of the series "Wildflowers"  and a  photo of a Poppy in a field.
Poppies are notoriously difficult to snap as there is always a slight breeze and they are very  delicate
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 07:19:55 AM »
Anemone blanda =  Windflower, Anemone
Ανεμώνη η χαρίης
This is the 30 drachma stamp  in the series "Wildflowers"
The photo was taken this year on Parnona on the way to Sparta.
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 05:54:21 AM »
Taraxacum officinale = Dandelion and in French, Pissenlit.
Ταράξακο το  φαρμακευτικό

Cichorium intybus = Chicory and in French Chicoree
Κιχώριο το ίντυβο

This 60 drachma  stamp  depicts  two very common plants in Greece
The yellow Dandelion and the blue Chicory

Bitter Herbs = Πικραλίδες
The leaves of both these plants are picked and boiled as salads or included in pies
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 08:02:58 AM »
These are very interesting - and great fun, seeing the real thing at the same time! Thanks very much for getting all this together, Hilary  :)
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2016, 06:50:18 AM »
Malva sylvestris = Mallow and in French, Mauve
Μαλάχη η αγρία = Μολόχα

The 70 drachma stamp of the series depicting yet another very common wild flower of Greece.

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 06:23:14 AM »
Silybum marianum = Thistle and in French, Chardon
Σίλυβο το μαριανά= Γαϊδουράγκαθο
I don't actually have this 200 drachma stamp in my collection but I took a photo of it from the leaflet.
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 07:18:02 AM »
NATURE PROTECTION -  FLORA
There were eight stamps in this series of Greek postage stamps issued in 1958.
I have four of them in my collection

This one of 50 lepta writes down the side
ΡΟΔΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ =  Rose and Aphrodite
One of the symbols of Aphrodite is the rose, especially fragrant ones.
However the flower depicted here is a Hibiscus flower, Hibiscus rosa- sinensis
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2016, 06:52:32 AM »
The 70 lepta stamp in the series
ΠΙΤΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΝ
Pinus pinea
Πεύκη η πίτυς
Stone Pine and Pan


The photo shows a Pine tree, at Ancient Corinth, which is very popular with the tourists during the hot summer.
I don't know if it is actually Pinus pinea
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2016, 08:38:37 AM »
Possibly Pinus brutia?
Alisdair Aird
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 10:26:31 AM »
We will examine the Pine tree properly in the winter when we intend going to see the 'new' statues in the museum.
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2016, 05:20:23 AM »
CROCUS ATTICUS
Crocus sieberi atticus
Κρόκος της Αττικής
The 1 drachma stamp in the series
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Crocus atticus - Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2016, 08:57:53 AM »
Hilary, though you're right to point out that nowadays most people treat "Crocus atticus" as just a version of Crocus sieberi, it's interesting that in his 2010 book Crocuses the Latvian authority Dr Jānis RukÅ¡āns treats Crocus atticus as a species in its own right - and it looks as if Kew are likely to follow suit.
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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2016, 06:16:03 AM »
IRIS CRETICA
iris unguicularis subsp. cretensis
Ίρις η κρητική
The 2 drachma stamp in this series.
There were two other stamps in the series but I don't have them.

The photo is of Iris unguicularis taken in February this year  on Mount Parnon on the way to Sparta.
They were at eye level which was an added joy.

All comments on name changes and wrong information which I have used gratefully accepted.
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