Romfilatelia introduces into circulation on Friday, May 19th this year, the issue of postage stamps entitled „Peony, the national flower of Romania”, a theme of interest for collectors, but also out of a desire to promote the country’s floral symbol in the category of elements of national identity.
There is almost no park or garden in Romania where we do not find it cultivate at least one peony bush, few species can still “boast” such a popularity. The peony stands for the floral emblem of Romania, which, following the initiative of the Faculty of Horticulture of USAMV (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine) of Bucharest, on October 26th, 2022, became the Law no. 285/2022, through which the peony flower was officially declared the national flower of Romania.
Peony (Paeonia officinalis L. subsp. Officinalis) illustrated on the stamp with the face value of Lei 2.10. It is a species native to central, southern and western Europe.
Peony (Paeonia triternata Pall.) depicted on the stamp with the face value of Lei 2.30. Leaves 2-3 times pinnately-sectioned, with broader segments, the segments subrounded, with wavy margins, pink flowers with yellow stamens.
Forest peony (Paeonia peregrina Mill.) represented on the stamp with the face value of 2,90 Lei. It is a plant protected by law: it must not be destroyed or collected.
Common or herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall., synonym P. albiflora Pall.) depicted on the stamp with the face value of Lei 4.30 is native to China and has hundreds of cultivars.
Steppe peony (Paeonia tenuifolia L.) illustrated on the imperforated souvenir sheet of the issue having the stamp with the face value of Lei 34. The species is also known as “fernleaf” peony. The plant was first described by the Swedish botanist Carl Linné.
Romfilatelia thanks the specialists from the Faculty of Horticulture of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine for their documentary support in the production of this issue of postage stamps.
The philatelic issue will be available starting with Friday, May 19th, 2023, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacău, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Timișoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/.
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