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Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

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

A nod of appreciation to fotrristi@Flickr aka Pygge of Sweden for today's photograph (original | BPotD Flickr Group Pool). Thank you!

I encourage you to read Pygge's comments accompanying her photograph, but if you don't, I should at least pass along the name of the tulips in the background: Tulipa 'Blushing Apeldoorn'.

Interested in black plants? Read Black Plants for Green Thumbs by Dr. Leonard Perry of the University of Vermont Extension Office.

Botany resource link (for Canadians): Pollination Canada is “a new ‘citizen science’ program, that allows the Canadian public to participate in a nationwide survey of pollinators.”. The idea is to monitor insect populations and diversity across Canada, so that declines in numbers or disappearances of species can be flagged and researched. Pollination Canada is a joint venture of Seeds of Diversity Canada and Environment Canada's Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office.


OMG!!! its really freakin pretty!!!!!! and black...i like black. its not a color its a shade but i still like it.


Ah! A day without Mozart is like a day without sunshine.

Thanx for your kind words. I feel very proud that one of my photos has been showed here again. And 'Queen of Night' is one of my favourites - black might not be a colour ;), but it is fantastic to combine with other colours. I see it as a colour, myself....

What I REALLY love about this tulip is that the colour is actually a deep, dark purple -- almost black, but not really. At least that's how it looks on my monitor! -- is dark purple the actual colour?

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