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Turkish Bulbs: Protection and Identification November 4, 10:00 am, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312

  • October 23, 2017 3:00 PM
    Message # 5333486
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Turkish Bulbs: Protection and Identification November 4, 10:00 am, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312

    Speaker, Yasemin Konuralp, was inspired to write A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Turkey: Bulbous Plants due to the urgent need to prevent the disappearance of native plant species in Anatolia. Turkey has long been famed for its bulbs, having the richest variety of bulbs in the world, with great numbers of Orchid, Fritillary, Crocus, Colchicum and Cyclamen. Turkish flora totals 11466 species, of which 3649 are endemic plants; this diversity stems from country`s geographical position, sandwiched between the steps of Central Asia, the deserts of Syria, the cold afforested mountains of Central Europe, and the Mediterranean to the west. Mass collecting of flowers of Turkey started as early as the 17th century. As a result of all this collecting, Turkey has already lost some endemic species and others are endangered. This program is sponsored by the Potomac Valley Chapter of the National Rock Garden Society.


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