Title : WILD FLOWERS SERIES (7th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1858 
KPC#
C-1407 
MICHEL#
1882 
StanGib#
2192 
Scott#
1870 
Date of Issue
04/22/1996 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
Trillium tschonoskii MAX. 
Designer
Kim Im-yong 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Information has been issuing stamps featuring the Wild Flowers of Korea in order to publicize Korea's natural scenic beauty both at home and abroad. This seventh collection of the Wild Flower series, being issued in 1996, features four flowers.

1. Cypripedium macranthum SWARTZ.
This perennial herb of the orchid family is found in mountain grasslands. It is usually used in ornamentation. It normally grows to heights of 25 to 40 cm, and three or four oval leaves sprout alternately from its stem. Its reddish-purple flowers bloom from May to July. In Korea, this plant is also known as the "lucky-bag flower", because the lips of the flower petals look like large and round sacks.

2. Trillium tshonoskii MAX.
This flowering perennial plant belongs to the lily family. It grows in deep woods, and is often used as an ingredient in natural remedies, and is cultivated as garden ornamentals. It has one to three main stems stretching 20 to 40 cm tall, which bear oval leaves arranged spirally in groups of three from the top. Its white flowers blossom in May and June.

3. Viola variegata FISCH.
This flowering plant belongs to the violet family and grows on hillsides. It is edible and also serves for decorative purposes. It grows up to 15 cm tall and has underground rhizomes, from which leaves arise, on the aerial stem. The leaves are either egg-shaped or heart-shaped with serrated edges. Purple flowers appear on this plant in May.

4. Hypericum ascyron LINNE.
This flowering plant is a member of the St. John's-wort family. It is grown as a decorative plant or for nutritional purposes, and is also used in medicine. The perennial herb usually grows 0.5 to 1 cm high and has oppositely-facing, lance-shaped leaves. Light yellow flowers resembling weather-vanes appear from June to August.