On March 14, four stamps “Flora of Russia” will be released into circulation

Chamaenerion angustifolium is a perennial herbaceous plant, one of willowherb family. It grows across the whole Northern hemisphere. In Russia it mostly grows in coniferous forests in the European part and in Siberia. Seeds keep their germinating ability for several years.

Lupinus polyphyllus is a herbaceous plant, one of bean family. It is an annual, biennial or perennial rhizome herbaceous plant, more rarely – a subshrub. It has palmate leaves on long leafstalks which are cumulated in basal rosette; cauline leaves are arranged by turn. Flowers in racemose inflorescences are white, yellow, blue, violet, pink, creamy, carmine, red, and purple.

Cichorium intybus is a perennial herbaceous plant, one of Asteraceae genera. Cichorium intybus is very popular as a weed. It can be easily recognized by calathidium inflorescences which include semifloscule blue flowers only. But such calathidium inflorescences are opening in early morning and cloudy weather. In Russia it mostly grows in the European part, on the Caucasus, and in Siberia.

Matricaria recutita is an annual herbaceous plant, Asteraceae genera. It is very popular in Eurasia and North America, it can be found almost in all extra-tropical regions of both hemispheres. From ancient times, Matricaria recutita has been used in scientific and traditional medicine, and it has been one of the most popular medicinal plants up to now.

The stamps show: Chamaenerion angustifolium, Lupinus polyphyllus, Cichorium intybus, Matricaria recutita.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with stamps and FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: Kh. Betredinova.
Face values: 15 rub.
Stamp size: 37х37 mm; sheet size: 165х165 mm.
Issue form: sheets with illustrated margins with 16 (4х4) stamps.
Circulation: 180 thousand stamps of each theme (45 thousand sheets).

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