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Tulipa 'Zurel'

Tulipa 'Zurel'

Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Daniel

Tulipa 'Zurel' is coloured purple and white, photographed here en masse with an errant unknown red tulip. One of the charms of the Roozengaarde tulip fields was the presence of uniformity-breaking individuals in different colours scattered throughout the plots – that little dash of “imperfection” spurred dozens of conversations easily overheard by photographers waiting for the breeze to vanish. Those exclamatory conversations were absent in other fields where a strict uniformity of colour was maintained.

In local news, one of the city papers has covered the upcoming Collectors' Plant Auction: Rare-plant auction boosts UBC garden.

4 Comments

love that lone tulip -- way to stand out in a crowd! beautiful pic, Daniel.

And it always seems to be an extremely healthy and tall bright red tulip that makes it's way into the mix!!
A lovely way to help a genarics reputation become something more unique!

great photo, here's to all of us that don't fit the mold (go Red!)

Re: Red
. . . and it appears to stand a little taller than the rest, doesn't it?

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