The Beauty of Austria

The orchid family of flowers includes over 25,000 species with none more magnificent than the Lady Slipper. Found in the mountainous areas of Austria, the Lady Slipper, Cypripedium calceolus L, thrives from May to July in high altitudes, sparse vegetation, and rocky terrain. A beauty in the rough and a well-known prized flower of the Austrian people.

Austrian Post celebrates the beauty of the orchid with its latest stamp issue featuring the famed Lady Slipper.

Release Date: 15 January 2008

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