US 2021 Onion : Garden Flowers 55c. Scott. 5560

US 2021 Onion : Garden Flowers 55c. Scott. 5560

Series: Garden Beauty (2021)

Stamp details: Onion (Allium)

Issued date: 23-02-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Booklet of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Bloomfield, Indiana

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5560
Michel (Germany): 5793BD
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5402
Unificato (Italy): 5952

Designers: Ethel Kessler (designer) ; Allen Rokach (photographer)

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

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Flower

Total print: 60,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from booklet.

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic". Carl Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek ???? (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times, and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants. The decision to include a species in the genus Allium is taxonomically difficult, and species boundaries are unclear. Estimates of the number of species are as low as 260, and as high as 979.