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120403_062_Tulipa sylvestris.jpg
Tulipa sylvestris, early April. The wild tulip of central and northern Europe described by Linnaeus in 1753. Prior to that, it was recorded around Bologna, Italy, in the mid-1500s, reached southern Scandinavia in the mid-1700s and Britain in the late-1700s, and has been naturalized in Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennslyvania, USA.