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 #960 on: September 22, 2019, 08:13:43 AM »
Asplenium adulterinium, Ladder spleenwort

A stamp issued by Slovenia in a 17stamp series named FLOWERS OF SLOVENIA

Asplenium is mentioned in SOME MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS ON THE BLACK SEA by David J. Bracey
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 76 , April 2014
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #961 on: October 01, 2019, 07:30:29 AM »
Aconite napellus, Monk’s-hood

 There are six plants in this series issued by the DDR in 1982 named POISONOUS PLANTS.

Dear me, reading about how poisonous this plant is I wouldn't want to go near it never mind touch it. 

Aconites are mentioned only once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in issue number 78, October 2014 where Freda Cox writes about a small wild garden she created.
Read
THAT GARDEN OBSESSION

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #962 on: October 03, 2019, 06:11:00 AM »
Anthurium

A stamp issued by France in 1973.
There is only one stamp in the series named
  MARTINIQUE FLOWER CULTIVATION

We saw Anthurium andraeanum in the green house of the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid in April 2018.
Then I was given a plant in January this year so plenty of photos to share.

You will find Anthurium andraeanum mentioned in
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015,
ISCHIA: THE MAIN PROGRAMME
By Edith Haeuser
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83, January 2016
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #963 on: October 07, 2019, 07:04:09 AM »
Capsicum frutescens

A stamp issued by St Vincent in 1985 in a four stamp series named
HERBS AND SPICES

As luck would have it I have a photo of a notice all about Capsicum plants, the theme of the month at Hyde Hall Gardens in September 2015

You can read about chili in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 75, January 2014 in
HERBS IN FOOD by Lynne Chatterton
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #964 on: October 09, 2019, 07:48:11 AM »
Rosa canina, Dog Rose

A stamp issued by the Isle of Man in a three stamp series named FLOWERS
in 1999

As would be expected Dog Rose is mentioned many times in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN usually connected with the wild countryside.

The article I chose for you to read today is by Isabel Sanders
 GETTING LOST WITH A FOUND PUPPY: PART 2
In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 86, October 2016

On The First of May last year we drove to a village named Zemeno near Xylokastro to look for wild flowers to make our May wreath. I think we came across the Dog Rose after the wreath was made and we were exploring new roads to take us back down to sea level.
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #965 on: October 09, 2019, 09:33:55 AM »
I can almost smell the fragrance of that dog rose in your last picture, Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #966 on: October 13, 2019, 06:19:11 AM »
Leonotis leonurus, Lion's tail, Lion's ear
  UMFINCAMFINCANE (in the Xhosa language)

This stamp was issued by Transkei in 1981 in a four stamp series named MEDICINAL PLANTS

The plant is a large shrub native to South Africa and southern Africa

The photo was lifted from the thread on this Forum
“A to Z of plants, continuation.” Many thanks JohnJ

This plant is mentioned a few times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Go to Number 39, January 2005 and read
STONE, WATER, PLANTS:
A FINE GARDEN by Caroline Harbouri
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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