Flora and Fauna: Carnation

Spain Post will issue a new series called Flora and Fauna which begins with two booklets of 100 stamps, each of self adhesive stamps devoted to the carnation and the sparrow, a bird and a flower very popular in Spain.

The carnation is a flower belonging to the family of the Carifilacean plants, to the gender of the Dainthus. It lives a couple of years allowing an abundant harvest.

This plant, of which Spain is one of its main and pioneer exporters, groups up to 250 species though the best known and most appreciated by the public are the standard and spray varieties. According to its type, the standard or uniflora produces big flowers, whilst the spray or mini variety has small flowers know as clavelina.

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