Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1125 on: November 01, 2020, 09:13:11 AM »
Hibiscus tiliaceus, Sea hibiscus

A stamp issued by Nigeria in 1987 in a four-stamp series named
NIGERIAN FLOWERS

This plant is mentioned in HIBISCUS SPECIES by John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 94, October 2018
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1126 on: November 02, 2020, 09:27:11 AM »
Aster novae – angliae, New England Aster

A stamp issued by Germany in a 4-stamp series in 2005 named FLOWERS

The photos were taken in the gardens of Hyde Hall in the UK

Asters are mentioned in WHAT IS A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN?
by Judith MacDonald
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1127 on: November 03, 2020, 09:04:54 AM »
Clitoria ternatea, Asian pigeonwings

A stamp issued by Nigeria in a four-stamp series in 1987

This plant is mentioned in GARDENS OF THE TYRRHENIAN SEA:
A TOUR PRECEDING THE  2015 AGM
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1128 on: November 04, 2020, 06:55:41 AM »
Crocus tommasinianus, Woodland crocus

Germany issued this stamp in a four-stamp series in 2005 named FLOWERS.
 
The photo of mauve crocuses was probably sent to me by my friend who lives in Leeds in the UK.

Crocus is mentioned in THE GARDEN IN ANTIQUITY by Yvonne Linardos
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 1, Summer 1995.

The first issue of the journal is now available for free for you to download or read
If you follow this link
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal1.pdf
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« Reply #1129 on: November 05, 2020, 07:08:04 AM »
Germany issued a series of four stamps in 2006 each stamp depicting one of the seasons
AUTUMN

On Sunday we went out to see if we could find any autumn colour. It is years since we visited the small church of Analypsis on the Onia mountain.
At the spring near the  church there was a small plane tree which was hardly changing colour yet. A couple of recently fallen leaves looked pretty.
We were pleasantly surprised to see four horsemen resting near the spring then setting off up a trail.
 The breathtaking views from the church were of the Gulf of Corinth and Corinth with its, temporarily resident, cruise ship in the port.
The pine trees, luckily having escaped the fires which occurred nearby this summer, were very green.

Lower down the hill there was more evidence of autumn, drying leaves on grape vines, almond trees turning colour, some lichen on a dead tree and an acorn on a bush of Kermes oak

Nothing like the autumn scene depicted on the stamp.

To read about THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN by Jenny Bussey go to
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6 Autumn 1996
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1130 on: November 09, 2020, 09:35:04 AM »
Lilium martagon, TURKENBUND, Turk’s cap lily

A stamp issued by Austria in a six-stamp series named ALPINE FLORA

References to this lily can be found in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 35, January 2004 for you to read SCENT FROM THE SOUTH by Joanna Millar
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1131 on: November 10, 2020, 08:51:52 AM »
Cedrus brevifolia, Cyprus cedar

A stamp issued by Cyprus in 1979 in a four-stamp series named
 FLORA AND FAUNA

This tree is mentioned in a couple of issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, both about Cyprus
Today I chose
CONSERVATION: PLANT MICRO-RESERVES IN CYPRUS by John Joynes
In Issue number 68, April 2012
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1132 on: November 11, 2020, 07:16:27 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

This series of five stamps in a presentation pack was issued in 2008 to commemorate Armistice day, November 11th

The photograph of a Poppy on the 1st class stamp is by John Ross.
There are four other stamps representing the four countries on the United Kingdom.
The Tudor Rose sculpture representing England is by David Dathan.
The Prince of Wales Feathers crafted from Welsh Gold and Silver representing Wales is by Rhiannon Evans.
The tartan material   representing Scotland was supplied by Kinloch Anderson.
And the Parian China representing Northern Ireland was photographed by Tiff Hunter by courtesy of the Ulster Museum, Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland. 

The photo of poppies was taken somewhere in Ancient Corinth

Poppies are mentioned in FRIENDSHIP AND INSPIRATION ON A GREEK HILLSIDE by Caroline Davies
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 86, October 2016.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1133 on: November 12, 2020, 07:17:55 AM »
Tulipa cypria, Cyprus tulip

A stamp issued by ΚΥΠΡΟΣ, CYPRUS, KIBRIS in a six-stamp series named FLOWERS IN 1990

This plant is mentioned in THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2009, LIMASSOL, CYPRUS by James Cable
Photographs illustrating this article, but not the tulip, can be found here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/59-agm.html


In 2018 Cyprus again issued a stamp depicting the Tulipa cypria.. The stamp and a photograph of the tulip, taken by Oron Peri, can be seen on this thread, page 45, reply 673
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1134 on: November 13, 2020, 07:42:00 AM »
Zea mays, Maize

A stamp issued by Malawi in a four-stamp series in 1981
The series was issued for World Food Day and is named AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

The photo was taken in Madrid in 2018


Maize is mentioned in GRASSES IN PELION by Sue Wake
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 96, April 2019

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1135 on: November 15, 2020, 07:50:18 AM »
Cirsium vulgare, Spear thistle

A stamp issued by Guernsey in 2008 in a seven-stamp series named
WILD FLORA.

To read an article praising nettles and thistles go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 23, January 2001.
LEARNING TO LOVE STINGING NETTLES AND THISTLES by Fleur Pavlidis
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1136 on: November 18, 2020, 06:33:40 AM »
Pararge aegeria, Speckled wood butterfly

A stamp issued by Cyprus in 1983 in a three-stamp series named BUTTERFLIES.

I couldn’t find any reference to this butterfly in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but there are plenty of articles about gardens and plants in Cyprus.

I chose to read ANOTHER HIDDEN GEM by John Joynes in issue number 91, January 2018
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1137 on: November 20, 2020, 09:32:32 AM »
Ricinus communis, Castor Oil Plant, Ρίκινος

North Korea issued a four-stamp series in 1974 named
OIL PRODUCING PLANTS 

Two photos of this plant, which I took several years ago, growing near the covered- in dry river bed in Corinth..

A scan of the journal cover number 47 by Megan Toms 

Castor Oil Plant is mentioned in
DESIGNING AND WORKING WITH THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE IN CRETE
By Valerie Whittington
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 63, January 2011

There are photos of this garden here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/63-crete.html
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« Reply #1138 on: November 20, 2020, 10:18:50 AM »
Thanks for the stamp featuring the Speckled Wood butterfly. They often pass through my garden. This year has not been a particularly good year for butterflies in general here.  I am not sure if that is due to the very long dry summer or the fact that the grass in the surrounding fields was cut back earlier than usual.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #1139 on: November 20, 2020, 01:58:32 PM »
David,  we  also have not had as many butterflies in our garden this year. There were plenty Crithmum maritimum, parsley and Florence fennel to feed on.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.