Thursday/ don’t trample on the tulips!

It’s tulip season and the tulips are blooming up north in Skagit Valley here in Washington State, and also far away in the Netherlands.

I read in the Dutch newspaper that tulip tourists these days, tend to trample on the tulips, though — as they position themselves for the perfect selfie with a field of tulips as a backdrop. (Sigh).

These pretty red tulips are right around the corner from my house. Tulips belong to the genus Tulipa. There are some 15 tulip species, and thousands of cultivated varieties. Ultimately, all tulips belong to the lily family of flowering plants, though: Liliaceae.

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