Title : Postage Stamps of Flower Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
950 
KPC#
C-653 
MICHEL#
977 
StanGib#
1171 
Scott#
946 
Date of Issue
05/15/1975 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Rhododendron 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communication is issuing these two Postage Stamps, depicting a rhododendron and clematis patens, as the second issue of the Flower Series.

1. Rhododendron:
A tree, which grows in the mountains of Korea, belongs to the rhododendron family, with its leaves being wide in the upper part and narrow in the lower portion with short hairs. The flower, which are quite similar to azalea, bloom at the tip of a branch in two or three bunches together. Azaleas bloom in April precociously and are used in making Hwajob Byung(rice cake), while rhododendrons bloom in May and are cultivated widely as a ornamental garden flower. Not edible because of the viscous fluid of the flower, they are grown in pot or in the garden. The wood is used also for sculpture.

2. Large Euari(Clematis patens):
Belonging to the buttercup family, Clematis patens is found anywhere in Korea. A tendrilous plant, its whitish yellow flowers which are much larger than Euari(Clematis mundshurica), bloom in late spring through summer. They look very noble and dignified. The pointed leaves are thee-fold, with the seeds being similar to those of anemone. This wild plant is suitable for cultivating in the garden or around the fence for ornamental purposes.