Title : WILD FLOWER SERIES (5TH Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1792 
KPC#
C-1364 
MICHEL#
1816 
StanGib#
2136 
Scott#
1757 
Date of Issue
10/04/1994 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
Lycoris aurea Herb. 
Designer
Chong Chung-hack 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20 (4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has issued four postage stamps featuring wild flowers as a fifth series to introdece our beatiful nature to the world.

1.Waesomdari (Leontopodium japonicum Miq.).
This perennial plant grows in grass or from cracks in rocks in alpine regions of the central northern provinces of Korea. Between July & October the light gray colored flowers bloom in clusters surrounded by a petal-like calyx covered with white tomentum. Reaching up to 30cm, the stem grows close together in bundles and has needle shaped leaves. 2.Ggotgwisoni (Geranium eriostemon var. megalanthum Nakai).
This perennial plant can be found in high mountainous regions in China and northern provinces of Korea. The reddish purple flower, 3-4cm in diameter, with ovate petals, are in bloom in July and August. It has saw-toothed leaves which are divided into five parts and bears fruits which ripens in October.

3. Gaesangsahwa (Lycoris aurea Herb.).
This perennial plant is native to Korea's southern provinces. The surface of the stem is dark brown and the back sides of the linear shaped leaves are milky white. The stem supports 5 to 10 golden colored flowers which bloom in July and August and have thread-like styles and greatly protruding stamens.

4.Biroyongdam (Gentiana jamesii Hemsl.).
This rare alpine plant grows year-round in the central and northem provinces as well as in the high mountainous region of Korea. Its early bud and leaves are edible. The height of the plant is 5-12cm with red stems. The purple flowers are in bloom from July to September and go to seed in November. The root is known as "Yongdam", because of its bitter taste, and it is believed to have therapeutic value.