Title : THE KOREAN WILD FLOWERS SERIES(1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1610 
KPC#
C-1226 
MICHEL#
1634 
StanGib#
1913 
Scott#
1599 
Date of Issue
08/25/1990 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
440 won  
Design
Adonis 
Designer
Lee, Yoon-hee 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The following four postage stamps are the first of the Korean Wild Flowers Series, planned to be issued in order to make Korean wild flowers widely known.

1. Lilium.
Lilium, a perennial plant that grows up to a 1бн2m height, has a purplish brown stem with white hair at its end and bears two to ten yellowish red flowers from July to August. The bulbs may be used for food or medicinal purposes.

2. Aster.
This is a perennial plant of about 50cm tall that grows on rather damp soil. Its light purple flowers bloom at the ends of the stem and branches from July to October. It bears nut-like nodules covered with hair. The young shoots are edible.

3. Adonis.
This perennial plant, found in woods, grows to be about 30cm tall. The thick underground part of the stem has a large number of thin roots. The terminals of the stem and branches each bears one flower from April to May. The yellowish flower features a large number of petals, and is valued as a decorative plant. Its roots may be used as a medicine.

4. Scabiosa.
A perennial plant that grows in mountainous regions, Scabiosa grows to be 60 to 90cm tall, bearing one flower, about 5cm in diameter, at the end of each branch. The many-petaled purple flower blooms from August to September.