|Given the country's area, the Greek flora, which includes approximately 5500-6200 known species and subspecies, is the wealthiest among European countries, with the exception of the Iberian Peninsula. This wealth of flora, forming an integral part of our heritage, is owed to geohistorical causes and events. Thus, the Greek flora currently includes a great number and wide variety of economically interesting plants which, for study purposes, could be divided into endemic, edible, seasoning, textile, forest, ornamental, apicultural, pastural, floricultural, toxic, scientifically and biologically interesting plants, pigmenting, aromatic and medicinal plants. It is possible that a plant may come under two or three categories at the same time.|
The stamp illustrations depict some of the numerous interesting plant species of Greece.
A novelty in printing was applied by the addition of fragrance on the stamp of €0,49.
Text: George P. Sarlis, Associate Professor
Source: Hellenic Post