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Plant Fact of the Week March 31, 2011

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I know that this will be a blog to catalog my experiences as an intern, but since that will not start until July–I figured I would get into a regular habit of posting here anyways.

To get me into a routine of posting, I think I will post one plant fact per week. I have a lot to do between now and the end of the semester, so posting one plant fact a day seems  a bit unreasonable. It is however possible to do one fact per week.

I know it’s the end of the week (Friday will be upon us tomorrow), but one fact late is better than one fact never to have come.

In honor of Spring, this week’s plant fact of the week is brought to you by the genus Tulipa.

PLANT FACT OF THE WEEK: Contrary to popular belief, tulips did not originate from Holland, but from Turkey. The tulip was introduced to Holland in 1554.

Sources

Fact: http://mizdemeanor.net/2010/05/05/tulips-facts-and-trivia/

Image: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ne3bhx2j74s/S8okkFcfc1I/AAAAAAAACQc/tF2toJ5Tmws/s1600/387px-Semper_Augustus_Tulip_17th_century.jpg&imgrefurl=http://digitalbotanicgarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/english-florists-tulip-tulipa-sp.html&usg=__627DPwuHC7ETV9UrNsEw1_NBL-w=&h=599&w=387&sz=34&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=ohpLZj7lcq-kNM:&tbnh=146&tbnw=94&ei=h9aUTc2HHoq_0QHiv4j-Cw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtulip%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D909%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=987&vpy=92&dur=71&hovh=279&hovw=180&tx=128&ty=106&oei=h9aUTc2HHoq_0QHiv4j-Cw&page=1&ndsp=37&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0