Friday, May 29, 2009

National Flower of Estonia

This stamp was released by Estonia on 7th April, 2000.

Rye is one of Estonia's most important crops. Mainly rye flour is used to bake Estonia's tasty and healthy "black bread". The beautiful blue cornflower, in Estonian literally the rye flower, has been chosen for a national symbol. The various common names include Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower and Hurtsickle.

392 - Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

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