Tulipa polychroma - images loaded to the PBS wiki

Antennaria@aol.com Antennaria@aol.com
Sat, 19 Apr 2003 11:36:46 PDT
Today, Tulipa polychroma opened up, my first encounter with this species, and 
it's a delight to be sure! This is a miniature species suitable for the rock 
garden, only 2-3" (5 - 7.5 cm) in flower, carrying several white "star-cups" 
to the stem.  The center of the flower is yolk yellow, but it's the outside 
of the flowers that give this species its character.  The back of the outer 3 
tepals are are tinged matte olive-mauve, and the back of the 3 inner tepals 
are lightly striped with green and blue.  The flowers are deliciously 
scented, but it requires getting on your belly to take a sniff  I posted 
three views, showing the flowers from above and side views to illustrate the 
outer tepal markings.

Individual links:

...or go to the PBS Wiki "species tulips" page at:

Mark McDonough        Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States  
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