Plants of the world on postage stamps

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1365 on: August 26, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
We managed around a week there before we had to get out. We got a number of photos, the following 3 being some of the most memorable.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1366 on: August 27, 2021, 04:48:16 AM »
Those black irises really are black
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1367 on: August 27, 2021, 04:50:22 AM »
Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary

 A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1965 in a six-stamp series named
LOCAL FLORA

The photo is of an old bush we saw in the garden on the outskirts of Corinth  in the spring

Rosemary is mentioned in
REMEMBERING RAYMOND SANDERS
By Valerie Osbourne-Androutsopoulou
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 99, January 2020

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1368 on: August 27, 2021, 05:21:38 AM »
Hilary, not surprisingly the black iris is Iris nigricans, the National Flower of Jordan. The others are Iris bismarckiana and Iris haynei. We also found a 4th iris, Iris regis-uzziae, 5th if you count the white variation as separate.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1369 on: August 29, 2021, 08:49:25 AM »
Papaver orientale, Oriental poppy

The USA issued a series of ten stamps featuring flowers in 2007
There is no information given but it looks to me like an Oriental poppy

Oriental poppies are mentioned in
GARDENS, PLANTS, NEW FRIENDS:
THE 2012 AGM IN AUSTRALIA
By Alisdair Aird
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 71, January 2013
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1370 on: August 31, 2021, 05:18:12 AM »
Harebell
Iceland issued two stamps in 1962 depicting wild flowers, However the catalogue I use to find the name of the plant gives the wrong information

I found this information about Harebells which grow in Iceland

http://www.iceland-nh.net/plants/data/Campanula-rotundifolia/campanula_rotundifolia.html
Harebells are mentioned in

THE GARDEN OUTSIDE THE WALLS by Gillian Oberli
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 53, July 2008
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1371 on: August 31, 2021, 01:49:14 PM »
Hilary, I admire the amount of work and dedication you put in your posts.  On the positive side your research helps you become better informed about flowers, etc. I always look up the links which the posts provide and feel that I have learnt something new.  I have spent a few hours looking up the 'Salvias' on the Istagram. In between my Italian grammar revision work, exam due in a few weeks, I search for plants for hot dry places and make plans on how to acquire them.
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 #1372 on: September 01, 2021, 07:31:10 AM »
I wish more postal services would have a site describing their stamps and explaining  the reason for using the image. The best site which I have found so far  is provided by the postal service of Canada . I might be not searching  hard  enough
 
Glad you enjoy the stamps and the links

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1373 on: September 01, 2021, 07:33:02 AM »
Tulipa greigii

This stamp was issued by the USSR in 1960 in a series of eight stamps, named FLOWERS

Tulipa greigii is mentioned in a book review in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 80, April 2015
Flora of the Silk Road: An Illustrated Guide
The review was written by Caroline Harbouri
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1374 on: September 02, 2021, 05:31:55 AM »
Rosa canina, Dog rose

This stamp was issued by the USSR in 1960 in a series of eight stamps, named FLOWERS

I took the photo  one May 1st when we went to the outskirts of Zemeno to collect flowers for our May Wreath

Rosa canina is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I chose A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROSE VARIETIES
By George Sfikas
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 34, October 2003
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1375 on: September 06, 2021, 05:10:03 AM »
Buttercup

Iceland issued two stamps in 1962 depicting wild flowers. Unfortunately, the catalogue I use to find the name of the plant depicted on the stamp gives the wrong information.

I am going with just plain Buttercup

Buttercups are mentioned in
A SHORT WALK ON THE PIC ST. LOUP
By Trevor Nottle
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1376 on: September 07, 2021, 08:30:41 AM »
Cereus sp.

Monaco issued a series of two stamps in 1960 featuring cactus

The exact name of this cactus is not given

Read about the cactus garden in Monaco in
THE 2014 AGM: 2, THE MAIN PROGRAMME, COTE D’AZURE
By Edith Haeuser
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 79, January 2015

For photographs of some of these gardens, see the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/79-agm.html
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1377 on: September 13, 2021, 05:44:20 AM »
Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomile, Kamille, German Chamomile

The DDR, German Democratic Republic, issued a series of five stamps in 1960 named MEDICINAL PLANTS 
 
Once more I bought  a packet of the subject, Chamomile, to snap for the post

Chamomile in general is mentioned in
LIXOURI: ‘A MEDITERRANEAN’ GARDEN IN AUSTRALIA
by Margaret Beyer
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89 , July 2017

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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

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1378 on: September 13, 2021, 03:40:25 PM »
Very useful Plant Hilary. We used it for making tea to ease belly ache. The other use was as a hair lightened.  The boiled water containing the chamomile was allowed to cool and then used to rinse out our hair.  It used to give it a shine and the sunlight  bleached the hair.
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 #1379 on: September 16, 2021, 05:44:35 AM »
Hypericum perforatum, Perforate St. John’s wort

A stamp issued by Armenia in 2001 in a series of two stamps named
MEDICINAL PLANTS

Hypericum perforatum is mentioned in
MEDICINAL USE OF MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS
By Beate M. Henz

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015
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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