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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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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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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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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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #967 on: October 17, 2019, 06:25:47 AM »
Dahlia

A stamp issued by Spain, and representing flora, in a two stamp series named FLORA AND FAUNA

The photo was taken in 2011 at a rest stop somewhere near the Meteora.

Dahlias are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 44, April 2006 in

 THE MEDITERRANEAN ON BARNSTAPLE BAY…  by Tim Longville

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #968 on: November 01, 2019, 08:07:45 AM »
Carlina flore rubente patulo, Carline

This stamp was issued by France in 1983 in a four stamp series.

I have not been able to find anything about this plant except that it is a purple thistle

There is no shortage of articles mentioning thistles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Today I point you to issue number 63, January 2011 to read
DESIGNING AND WORKING WITH THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE IN CRETE by Valerie Whittington.

For Photographs illustrating this article go here. No thistles though
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/63-crete.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #969 on: November 04, 2019, 07:07:22 AM »
Armeria maritima, Rabhan, Thrift

A stamp issued in a three stamp series by Ireland in 2008

Read
A LIVING GIFT TO SPAROZA PART 2:
ΠΕΡΙ ΦΥΤΩΝ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ  by Sally  Razelou
 in  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 73, July 2013.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #970 on: November 07, 2019, 06:08:06 AM »
Viola riviniana, Fanaigse, Common dog-violet

This stamp is in a seven stamp series issued by Ireland in 2004

The photo was taken in the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid in the spring of 2018

Viola riviniana is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012
Read
A CONVERSATION IN THE MOORISH GARDEN OF CREVILLENTE
By Pedro  Jose Moya
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #971 on: November 10, 2019, 08:29:42 AM »
Nelumbo nucifera, Lotus Flower, FLOR DE LOTUS, LIN CHI FA

A stamp issued by Macau in 1953. There are ten stamps in the series

This time I even have a couple of photos of the Lotus plant  to share with you taken in the Diomedes Botanical Garden in October  2017.

Nelumbo nucifera is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 29, July 2002 in
TICINO, SWITZERLAND
 11-14 APRIL 2002
By  Freda Cox
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #972 on: November 11, 2019, 08:39:40 AM »
Sciurus vulgaris, Squirrel

A stamp issued by San Marino in 1999 in a five stamp series   named MAMMALS

Squirrels are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 85, July 2016
Read
GOING NATIVE:
GARDEN DESIGN FOR WILDLIFE
By Melissa Hamilton
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #973 on: December 03, 2019, 06:36:25 AM »
Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia

A stamp from Jamaica to start off the Christmas season with a bang
There are four stamps, depicting equally bright flowers, in the series issued by Jamaica to celebrate Christmas in 1988

The photo is of a plant we had in our home for the holiday season in 2016

To read about a Poinsettia plant growing on Crete read
GRAPES, OLIVES, PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY by Pamela Dunn in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 65, July 2011
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #974 on: December 04, 2019, 08:06:17 AM »
Pyrus, Pear tree

Quote
“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree”

There are three stamps in the series issued by New Zealand in 1986 all depicting partridges in pear trees

I have probably posted the photos of pears and pear tree blossom another time . Sorry for repeating myself
Pyrus is mentioned in

THE WAITE ARBORETUM by David Symon and Jennifer Gardner
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 15, Winter 1998/9
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