US 2021 Pink Sacred Lotus : Garden Flowers 55c. Scott. 5564


US 2021 Pink Sacred Lotus : Garden Flowers 55c. Scott. 5564


Series: Garden Beauty (2021)

Stamp details: Pink Sacred Lotus

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): 5564
Michel (Germany): 5797BD
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5406
Unificato (Italy): 5956

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, Plant

Total print: 60,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from booklet.

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- Nelumbo nucifera, also known as sacred lotus, Laxmi lotus, Indian lotus, or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. It is sometimes colloquially called a water lily, though this more often refers to members of the family Nymphaeaceae. Lotus plants are adapted to grow in the flood plains of slow-moving rivers and delta areas. Stands of lotus drop hundreds of thousands of seeds every year to the bottom of the pond. While some sprout immediately, and most are eaten by wildlife, the remaining seeds can remain dormant for an extensive period of time as the pond silts in and dries out. During flood conditions, sediments containing these seeds are broken open, and the dormant seeds rehydrate and begin a new lotus colony.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera