The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. It is a typical element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or as cut flowers.
Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can be between 10 cm and 71 cm high. The tulip's large flowers usually bloom on scapes with leaves in a rosette at ground level and a single flowering stalk arising from amongst the leaves.Tulip stems have few leaves. Larger species tend to have multiple leaves. Plants typically have two to six leaves, some species up to 12. The tulip's leaf is strap-shaped, with a waxy coating, and the leaves are alternately arranged on the stem; these fleshy blades are often bluish green in colour.
Most tulips produce only one flower per stem, but a few species bear multiple flowers on their scapes (e.g. Tulipa turkestanica). The generally cup or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals, which are often termed tepals because they are nearly identical. These six tepals are often marked on the interior surface near the bases with darker colourings. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colours, except pure blue (several tulips with "blue" in the name have a faint violet hue).
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I love tulips in each colour.... Wonderful. And I see it`s dificult to photograph this red one. I know this at my captures, when something is red.ReplyDelete
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Have you ever seen the back tulip (kind of strange idea!) or the one that kind of looks partly like a hyacinth (a new hybrid) - looks nothing like the original tulip. What my in-law told me is that that when food was very scarce in the winter of 44 (WWII) people started eating the tulip bulbs they had planted.ReplyDelete
The color is beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a beauty!ReplyDelete
I've learned that the key to growing tulips is to let them have a very dry summer, no water if possible, and good drainage. Then they come back!ReplyDelete
tulips are my favorit flowers, they are so colorful!
My best wishes for the 200. floral friday flowers ♥
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What a glorious bloom of tulip. It reminds me of the beautiful spring time in May. The red of the flower is unique, you have it photographed beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Concratulation for the 200. floral flowers.
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Tulips are my favorite flowers of spring!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the 200th flower. That's an impressive number, so I am sending you today (pink) a rose, as Moni (reflection blog). Because yes fits today then also a bit the song of Hildegard Knef, easily converted ... "For you it should rain red roses, you shall all wonders encounter ..."ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.ReplyDelete
Nick, this tulip has pop. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love tulips - every spring I fall in love again :))ReplyDelete
I love tulips and the color red.ReplyDelete
A beautiful photo.
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I love tulips.....thanks for showing
So I don`t have to wait till we have spring here.
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It's amazing! We have autumn. Greetings, NicoleReplyDelete
Beautiful flower !!ReplyDelete