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Tulipa sylvestris

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Tulipa sylvestris - MHNT

Tulipa sylvestris, the wild tulip<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> or woodland tulip,<ref name="perennialmeadows">Template:Cite web</ref> is a Eurasian and North African species of wild tulip, a plant in the lily family. Its native range extends from Portugal and Morocco to western China, covering most of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins, and Central Asia. The species is also cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in central and northern Europe as well as a few scattered locations in North America.<ref name=wilma/> It is a bulb-forming perennial, usually with yellow flowers, sometimes tinged red on the outside.<ref name="altervista">Template:Cite web</ref><ref name="usda">Template:Cite web</ref><ref name="bonap">Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Everett, D. (2013). The genus Tulipa Tulips of the world: 1-380. Kew publishing, Kew.</ref><ref>Christenhusz, M.J.M., Govaerts, R., David, J.C., Hall, T., Borland, K., Roberts, P.S., Tuomisto, A., Buerki, S., Chase, M.W. & Fay, M.F. (2013). Tiptoe through the tulips - cultural history, molecular phylogenetics and classification of Tulipa (Liliaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 280-328.</ref> In the Pakistani region of Balochistan it is the provincial flower.

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Tulipa australis is also found on the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, limited to one specific area.<ref name="schembri">Template:Cite book</ref>



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