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Spring Colours Parade (5)

Spring Colours Parade (5)

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Spring Colours Parade (5)

Tulips and grape hyacinths show their beauty side by side.

Although tulips are always associated with the Netherlands, commercial cultivation of the flower began already in the Ottoman Empire (= Turkey) in the 16th century.

Grape hyacinth is native to Central and South-Eastern Europe where it grows in open woodland and mountain meadows.

It’s a popular garden plant for centuries and was already cultivated in gardens of ancient Greece and the Roman empire.

Dutch name : Tulp & Blauwe druifjes
German name : Tulpe & Kleine Traubenhyazinthe
Latin name : Tulipa gesneriana & Muscari botryoides

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