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11. Tulipa kaufmanniana (berkariensis)

The flowers of T. kaufmanniana are generally soft yellow, brushed with red on the outer petals, but variants like the all-red one shown above sometimes occur. Such chance mutations can be the start of new species. One botanist named this tulip T. kaufmanniana coccinea. “Coccinea” is Latin for “scarlet.”

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