Tulip

Tulip

Said to signal the arrival of spring, tulips are the third most favourite flowers after roses and chrysanthemum. Tulips originally came from Central Asia, but only became popular after reaching The Netherlands. This flower can reach 7 to 10 cm in height. Its stem can have one or more flowers. The flowers are similar to a cup with three petals and sepals which are known as “tepals”.

Tulips have flower buds that are almost perfectly symmetrical. As there are 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties, tulips come in every colour imaginable. The most common colours are yellow, orange, pink, red and violet. The name tulip is from the Turkish language, and it means ‘turbin’ which is a unique looking hat. The flower has a similar shape to a hat. Meanwhile, certain varieties of tulips get their names from their wonderful scent.

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