Jerusalem Botanic Gardens' Endangered Flowers featured on new Israeli stamps

August 6th, 2013

Israeli post issued a set of stamps within the series The Jerusalem Botanic Gardens' "Adopt an Endangered Plant" project, which includes the collection of stamps featuring Israeli Flora at risk. Moreover, the current set also celebrates 60th anniversary of the Jerusalem Botanic Gardens.

The Jerusalem Botanic Gardens offer a retreat of beauty and tranquility in the heart of Israel's largest metropolis. With more than 6,000 species from all over the world, they hold the country's largest living plant collection. More than 200 of these species are native Israeli plants in danger of extinction, which find sanctuary in the Gardens.

The stamps feature endangered flowers of the Jerusalem Botanic Gardens: Blue Water-Lily (Nymphaea caerulea), Spotted Rockrose (Tuberaria guttata), Coral Peony (Paeonia mascula) and Negev Iris (Iris mariae).

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