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Tulipa, commonly called tulip, is a genus of about 150 species of bulbous flowering plants in the family Liliaceae.

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A Quick Tip by MNeulander

  • Aug 12, 2010
One of my all time faves ever since I was a kid in Holland. Check out my review on the book "Tulipmania" the history of the flower is amazing!!!
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Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
posted in Green Living
Did you know cut tulips in a vase continue to grow?
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Recently graduated with a Masters in Humanities degree from Old Dominion University reading in philosophy and history. I graduated from the Univ. of Miami in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science; specializing … more
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A tulip is a perennial plant in the genus Tulipa, comprising about 150 bulbous species with showy flowers, in the family Liliaceae.[1] The species native range includes southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia from Anatolia and Iran in the west to northeast of China. The centre of diversity of the genus is in the Pamir and Hindu Kush mountains and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, used as pot plants or as fresh cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.

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