Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sketchbook: Unknown flowers in Old Town Square

Unknown flowers blooming in the planter near the visitor center in Old Town Square. Light creamy yellow with red streaking underneath. I'm guessing they're some sort of dwarf tulip; whatever they are, they're very pretty!

ADDENDUM: I looked them up, and it turns out they're what's known as a "species" or "wild" tulip, originating in the Turkish highlands.  Apparently this is what all tulips originally looked like centuries ago, before people bred them for specific characteristics.

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