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Tulipa Agenensis Sharonensis (18)
shirgold Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
I like a lot the combination of wild Tulips and rough sea. - was a very windy day and salt water spray flying far from the water line. It is amazing to see how these plants manage to survive there - although as you can see they are very low.

Tulipa Agenensis Sharonensis

This is the commonest tulipa in Israel and Lebanon, growing in diverse habitats. It is characterized by 3 longer sharp outer perianth lobes and 3 smaller wider inner perianth lobes; the black patch at the base of the inner side of the perianth lobe normally have a yellow stripe at its edge. Its morphological borders with Tulipa systola are not clear and one can see a gradual change between the 2 species. The coastal populations of T. agenensis were described as ssp. sharonensis. At the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens dozens of plants are grown in the grounds and in containers without any irrigation. They bloom every year.

Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 18, 2006)

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shirgold Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
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Edited by:Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)

Hi Shir

This is my very personal proposal. Feel free to tell me if you like it or not. Because of the crop, I have added a little sharpness and level correction.

Kind regards

Markus