US 2022 Hellebore Flowers : Snowy Beauty 60c. Scott. 5730


US 2022 Hellebore Flowers : Snowy Beauty 60c. Scott. 5730


Series: Snowy Beauty (2022)

Stamp details: Hellebore Flowers

Issued date: 11-10-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 60c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5730

Designers: Derry Noyes (designer) ; Gregory Manchess (painter)

Dimensions (height x width):
23.25mm x 30.25mm

Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd
Print Method: Offset

Designers: Gregory Manchess (A) ; Derry Noyes

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Flowers, Plants

Note: Stamp from booklet. Stamp imperforate on right.

Face value US$0.60 on day of issue.

Description:- Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. Despite names such as "winter rose" "Christmas rose" and "Lenten rose", hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae). Many hellebore species are poisonous. The flowers have five petal-like sepals surrounding a ring of small, cup-like nectaries which are actually petals modified to hold nectar. The sepals do not fall as petals would, but remain on the plant, sometimes for many months. Recent research in Spain suggests that the persistence of the sepals contributes to the development of the seeds.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellebore