Tulips in Fog

Tulip

Tulip (Tulipa), is a genus of single seed-lobe plants from the Lilium family (Liliaceae). Originally, the flower  comes from Hungary.  By pdfconquests of Süleyman I this area came under Ottoman influence.  This was the reason that the flower ended up in Turkey.


Later it was spotted in Turkey itself, where it became a popular spring flower, for the Turks a symbol of life and fertility.  In 1562 the tulip entered Europe via Antwerp.  Around 1593, the first flowers turned up in the Netherlands.  The first documented specimen were planted by Carolus Clusius in the Botanical garden of Leiden, founded and lead by him since 1593.  The forest tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) is the only specimen to be found as wild plants and has become established since the 19th century.

Ottoman sultans wore a tulip on their turban as a symbol. The name tulip stems from the Persian word ‘tulipan’ which means turban.

Later it was spotted in Turkey itself, where it became a popular spring flower, for the Turks a symbol of life and fertility.  In 1562 the tulip entered Europe via Antwerp.  Around 1593, the first flowers turned up in the Netherlands.  The first documented specimen were planted by Carolus Clusius in the Botanical garden of Leiden, founded and lead by him since 1593.  The forest tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) is the only specimen to be found as wild plants and has become established since the 19th century.

Ottoman sultans wore a tulip on their turban as a symbol. The name tulip stems from the Persian word ‘tulipan’ which means turban.