Tulipa thracica

Tulipa thracica

One of the rarest wild tulips in Bulgaria, a Balkan endemic, which natural range also includes Croatia, Greece and Turkey. In Bulgaria the species occurs locally only at the Southern Black Sea coast, where it grows in grassy and shrubby places. The flowering is in April and May. Due to its rarity it is strictly protected under the Biodiversity Act and is included in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Tulipa thracica

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