Title: Traditional Dye Plants Series (4th Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2433 
KPC#
C-1884 
Scott#
2170b 
Date of Issue
02/25/2005 
Quantity
700,000  
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Smilax china Linn.
Original
Painting
Chung, Young-ho 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seog 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
In the fourth edition of the traditional dye plants series, Clerodendron trichotomum Thunb., Gardenia jasminoides Ellis for. grandiflora Makino, Taxus cuspidata Sieb. et Zucc., and Smilax china Linn. are featured.

Smilax china Linn.
This vine-like, deciduous shrub grows in sunny spots at the bottom of mountains that are located in the southern part of Hwanghae-do Province. It grows to about 3 meters in length. Its thick roots winds to each side, and its stem has thorns that look like hooks. Yellowish green flowers bloom from May to August and round-shaped fruits ripen in the color of red from September to October. Reddish brown dyes with a yellowish tinge are obtained from its vines.