Tulipa sylvestris, SE: Vildtulpan, DE: Wilde Tulpe,
NL: Bostulp, UK: Woodland tulip

Scientific name:  Tulipa sylvestris L.
Swedish name:  Vildtulpan
German name:  Wilde Tulpe
Nederlandse naam:  Bostulp
English name:  Woodland tulip
Family:   Liliaceae, Lily Family, Liljeväxter

Sweden Flowers,Tulipa sylvestris,  Vildtulpan, Wilde Tulpe, Bostulp,  Woodland tulip

Life form:  Perennial herb, Onions
Stems:  Height 15-30 cm xx
Leaves:  Alternate, simple, lanceolate, bluish green, with entire margins
Flowers:  7-8 cm wide with pointed, bright yellow lime leaves, green or reddish on the outside
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  Loculicidal capsules
Habitat:  Terrestrial, meadows, fields
Distribution:  From Skåne to Uppland


Derivation of the botanical name:
Tulipa, from the Persian word "thuliban" or "dulbend", meaning "a turban". This evolved into the Turkish "dulbend" and "tulbend, Latin "tulipa" and English "tulip".
sylvestris, pertaing to woods, growing wild.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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