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16. Tulipa vvedenskyi

A low-growing tulip with surprisingly large flowers in colors ranging from red to orange and yellow, with one color sometimes brushed over another. It lives at 2,000m/6,500ft in the mountains of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Growers in the Netherlands have observed that this species makes so-called sinkers or droppers, new bulbs that push down deep in the soil, presumably to seek protection from hostile weather.

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