Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

Gardening Tips what is a tulip from @AnAppealingPlan

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

: a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring

:  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or bulb of a tulip

“Any of almost 4,000 varieties of about 100 species of cultivated bulbous herbaceous plants making up the genus Tulipa in the lily family, native to Eurasia. Among the most popular of all garden flowers, the tulip produces two or three thick, bluish-green leaves clustered at the base of the plant. The usually solitary inverted bell-shaped flowers have three petals and three sepals. Colors range from white through yellows and reds to brown and deep purple to almost black. Streaked blossoms get their streaks from a harmless virus infection that causes the color to disappear in patterns, letting white or yellow show through.”

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2 Responses to Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

  1. Jodee Weiland April 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM #

    Our tulips are just starting to come up after our long winter here in the Midwest. I love tulips, but my favorite flower is the rose. I love roses and the fragrant smells of roses, but I, also, love lilacs as well.
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