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tulip

tulipa gesneriana

Description:

Tulips are popular spring-flowering garden plants. Millions of tulip bulbs are sold annually and thousands of cultivars are registered (Zonneveld 2009). The common garden tulip (T. gesneriana) and a number of other species (T. bakeri, T. clusiana, T. fosteriana, T. kaufmanniana), as well as a vast array of complex hybrid cultivars, are commonly planted for their spring flowers. Viral infection of tulips can result in odd colored streaks in the flowers. In the early 1600s, these variant flowers, called “broken” tulips, became prized in the Netherlands, widely sought, and worth large sums of money. The ensuing “tulipomania” lead to widespread trading, speculation, and then a sudden market collapse in 1637. (Straley and Utech 2002)

Habitat:

The habitat is in my moms garden in my back yard

Notes:

The tulip i found was red and the petals where falling off.

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New Maryland, New Brunswick, Canada

Lat: 45.89, Long: -66.67

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on May 30, 2013

Spotted for mission

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