New stamps "Flora of Russia" being released

March 14th, 2014

Russian post released into circulation four new stamps under the series "Flora of Russia". The stamps depict Chamaenerion angustifolium,Lupinus polyphyllus, Cichorium intybusMatricaria recutita.

Chamaenerion angustifolium is a perennial herbaceous plant, one of willowherb family.

It grows across the whole Northern hemisphere. In Russia it mostly grows in coniferous forests in the European part and in Siberia. Seeds keep their germinating ability for several years.

Lupinus polyphyllus is a herbaceous plant, one of bean family. It is an annual, biennial or perennial rhizome herbaceous plant, more rarely – a subshrub. It has palmate leaves on long leafstalks which are cumulated in basal rosette; cauline leaves are arranged by turn. Flowers in racemose inflorescences are white, yellow, blue, violet, pink, creamy, carmine, red, and purple.

Cichorium intybus is a perennial herbaceous plant, one of Asteraceae genera. Cichorium intybus is very popular as a weed. It can be easily recognized by calathidium inflorescences which include semifloscule blue flowers only. But such calathidium inflorescences are opening in early morning and cloudy weather. In Russia it mostly grows in the European part, on the Caucasus, and in Siberia.

Matricaria recutita is an annual herbaceous plant, Asteraceae genera. It is very popular in Eurasia and North America, it can be found almost in all extra-tropical regions of both hemispheres. From ancient times, Matricaria recutita has been used in scientific and traditional medicine, and it has been one of the most popular medicinal plants up to now.