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 #1050 on: March 20, 2020, 05:57:19 AM »
Malva sylvestris, Common Mallow, Μολόχα

A postage stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1971 in a 6-stamp series.

This is a common plant here in Corinth seen in empty plots and other untended places

This plant is mentioned in A GARDEN GONE SUCCULENT: FALLING IN LOVE by Mary Michaelides
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 75 January, 2014
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TROPICBIRD

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1051 on: March 21, 2020, 10:06:30 AM »
In this thread I will be posting scans of postage stamps from around the world.
But, only those which have been mentioned at some time in the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, the journal of the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY

Telopea speciosissima ,Waratah

The Mediterranean Garden, Number 71,page 59.

GARDENS, PLANTS, NEW FRIENDS:
THE 2012 AGM IN AUSTRALIA
by Alisdair Aird

Great idea Hilary ! I love stamps too ! Lilian, Cyprus. xx

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1052 on: March 22, 2020, 06:10:04 AM »
Anacamptis laxiflora, Whitsun Orchid

Guernsey issued this stamp depicting a Whitsun Orchid in 1986 in a three-stamp series named NATURE CONSERVATION

From what I can gather from the Internet this plant is not found on the mainland of the UK but is found in a few places on Jersey and Guernsey. Whitsun Orchid blooms in late May/ early June hence its name Whitsun Orchid.

Whitsunday falls on 31st May this year, 2020

Anacamptis laxiflora is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 93, June 2018 in
A VISIT TO MANI by Freda Cox

There is a drawing by Freda Cox at the beginning of the journal , a scan of which I am posting here, to illustrate her article
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1053 on: March 23, 2020, 05:50:38 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

 Yugoslavia issued this stamp in 1971 in a six-stamp series called FLOWERS

The photo of the field of poppies was taken on May 1st 2007 near Mapsos, a village to the south of Corinth.

There is no shortage of articles mentioning the Poppy. I chose THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016 for you to read
 THOUGHTS ON SPRING ANNUALS AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri 

There is a short video and photos of Sparoza here.
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/tour.html

 I am ashamed to say I had never seen this part of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website  before preparing this post
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1054 on: March 24, 2020, 06:15:16 AM »
Rhamnous frangula, Alder Buckthorn

This stamp was issued in 1959  by Yugoslavia in a 9 stamp series  named LOCAL FLORA

Alder Buckthorn is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011
DONíT LET THEM FLUTTER BY:
ENCOURAGE BUTTERFLIES INTO YOUR GARDEN by Joanna Millar

Apparently, the Brimstone Yellow butterfly lays its eggs on this plant. Hopefully a stamp depicting this butterfly will be posted here tomorrow
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1055 on: March 25, 2020, 06:34:49 AM »
Gonepteryx rhamni, Brimstone Yellow

Another stamp depicting a butterfly issued by Guernsey in 1997 in a four stamp series

According to my butterfly reference book this butterfly can be seen iní Europe, North Africa and temperate regions of Asia, to Siberia. In Europe it is absent only from extreme north of England, Scandinavia and Creteí

Being pedantic, does this mean it can be found in Scotland?

If you are interested in butterflies the article to read in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is
DONíT LET THEM FLUTTER BY:
ENCOURAGE BUTTERFLIES INTO YOUR GARDEN
By Joanna Millar in issue number 64, April 2011

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Umbrian

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1056 on: March 25, 2020, 08:02:23 AM »
Agree with that Charithea - at our former house we were happy to let them spread in the Olive grove we planted where they looked beautiful but in the garden area they could be a problem - unless found and uprooted early, almost impossible to remove.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1057 on: March 25, 2020, 08:48:42 AM »
Yes, Umbrian, I think everyone agrees that the Bermuda Buttercup is a menace.
However, It still looks pretty
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1058 on: March 25, 2020, 03:13:26 PM »
Hillary I love the deep red of the Greek poppies. Ours are just red. On the subject of colour I brought back from Sardegnia seeds of clover. The colour was so strong. A deep damask red.  I put the seeds in the ground in the autumn and they germinate easily and grew tall BUT  the colour was just faded pink. I think it must be something in the soil. I have not scientific proof of course.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1059 on: March 29, 2020, 06:47:48 AM »
Rhamnous cathartica, Buckthorn

A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1971 in a six stamp series named FLOWERS

Sorry no photo

Buckthorn is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011 in
DONíT LET THEM FLUTTER BY:
ENCOURAGE BUTTERFLIES INTO YOUR GARDEN by Joanna Millar
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care