A gorgeous Peach-leaved bellflower appears on a new stamp by Åland Post

April 3rd, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that Aland Post will issue depicting Peach-leaved bellflower on the 10th of April. Wild life photographer Andy Horner shot the photo of this adorable meadow flower which is much easier to spot than to photograph.

He spotted the flower alongside the cycle path some 100 metres from his home in Mariehamn, but shooting a photo of it proved difficult. "The human eye obviously perceives the special hue of the bellflower differently from the hue perceived by both digital sensor and traditional film, turning the colour slightly purple in the photo. Presumably, this particular shade of blue lies very close to the invisible ultraviolet colour of the spectrum", Andy explains.

Peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia) is the most common species of the eight different species of bellflower growing in Åland. It appears on road shoulders and meadows and in gardens in the beginning of July. It usually becomes approx. 50 cm tall, and its bell-shaped, mostly blue flowers of five fused petals become 3.5 cm long and sit in clusters on the erect, unbranched stems.