Tulipa urumoffii

Tulipa urumoffii

This wild tulip counts among the most notable Bulgarian endemics. It occurs rather localized in Northeastern Bulgaria, Eastern Stara Planina Mt, Znepole Region, Sofia Region and Tundzha Hilly Country. The flowering is in April and May. The plant is strictly protected by the law and included in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. The plant is named after Ivan Urumov, one of the first Bulgarian botanists with great contribution to the development of botany in this country.

Tulipa urumoffii

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