This is one of five types of red plate-shaped flowers which are pollinated by beetles, along with the anemone, buttercup, adonis and poppy.
In 1554, the ambassador from the Holy Roman Empire to Turkey brought this red tulip from Turkey to Vienna and from there to Holland. Tulip cultivation then became a national Dutch craze, peaking in 1634-1637 when it was called
Issue: April 2018
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