Tulipa tarda

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Tulipa tarda
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Tulipa
Species: T. tarda
Binomial name
Tulipa tarda

Tulipa tarda (late tulip, tarda tulip) is a perennial growing from a bulb. It belongs to the section biflores. It has a leathery tunic that is glabrous on the inside.[1] It has up to seven linear green leaves that can be up to 20 cm long. The stem is between 4 and 20 cm long. The yellow flowers have white tips, anthers and stamen are yellow.[2] Tulipa tarda is native to central Asia, growing in rocky subalpine meadows in the Tien Shan.[3] It was confused with Tulipa dasystemon for a long time, and only scientifically described in 1933 by Otto Stapf.[4]

The plant blooms in late April and early May in the Northern Hemisphere.[2] The plant was accorded the RHS AGM in 1993.


  1. ^ Richard Wilford 2008, Tulips. Portland, Timber Press, 158
  2. ^ a b Richard Wilford 2008, Tulips. Portland, Timber Press, 157
  3. ^ "Tulipa tarda". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Otto Stapf, Curtis' botanical magazine 9321, 1933
  • Anna Pavord 1999, The Tulip, London Bloomsbury, 337

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