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Tulipa heterophylla.

 Tours behind wild colors of Kazakhstan.

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted” 

 Marianne Williamson.

Tulipa heterophylla to excursion in Kazakhstan.

Tulipa heterophylla (Regel) Baker. 5 - 15 cm tall, bulb oblong-ovoid, 1 - 1,5 cm thick, with thin-coriaceous, dark-brown, glabrous, oblong at the apex, envelops stem base with tunics.
Stem glabrous; leaves 2 in number, more or less deflexed, sub-opposite, linear-lanceolate, smooth, not exceeding the flower.
One flower, usually slightly bent, perianth lobes are yellow, dingy-green on the outside, 15 - 30 mm long, obtuse, oboblong-lanceolate, equal.
Stamens 1,5 times shorter than perianth, filaments are yellow, glabrous, anthers oblong-elliptical, about 2,5 mm long, yellow; ovary nearly equal to stamens, with long style; fruit case is narrow-cylindrical, 0,5 mm broad, 2 - 3,5 cm long, with long tip.
Flowering time in June-July. Distribution in Kazakhstan: Grows on rocky and meadow places of alpine belt of mountains. Occurs in Zailiisky Kungei Alatau, Ketmen-Terskei Alatau.

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Authority
“Tulips of Kazakhstan”. Almaty, LTD “Almatykitap baspasy”. 2010, 272 p. Illustrated.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.