On March 17, four stamps dedicated to the primrose family were put into postal circulation in the Flora of Russia series

The primrose family comprises predominantly perennial herbaceous plants of diverse appearance. They crop up in early spring, sometimes even before the snow melts completely; in different climatic zones, this period may extend for several months. A considerable share of the representatives of the family in Russia is available in mountainous and Arctic areas.

Flowers are pentamerous, regular in shape, with a variety of colors and shades, predominantly capitated or umbellated. Leaves of primrose plants are whole, wrinkled, villous, often forming a root rosette.

In Russia, there grow Julia primrose, cowslip paigle and fistulous primula, different kinds of rock jasmine, eyebright, golden loosestrife, Siberian Cortuza, and sea milkwort.

The postage stamps provide images of Julia primrose, golden loosestrife, eyebright, and Siberian Cortuza.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Barnaul, Belgorod, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Penza, Sevastopol, and Tambov, as well as maxi-cards and an illustrated envelope with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.

Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 63 rubles.
Stamp size: 36.5×29 mm, sheet size: 100×150 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 60 thousand each stamp (30 thousand sheets).

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