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|White Parrot Tulips|
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The Tulip first became a popular spring flower in Turkey where it was adopted as a symbol for life and fertility.The name tulip stems from the Persian word for turban 'tulipan' after its rounded form and in fact it is believed that Ottoman Sultans would wear a tulip in their turban as a symbol of their importance. It was first introduced to Europe in the middle of the 16th Century via Antwerp to the Netherlands where it has remained and become synonymous with Spring. The season lasts from late December to early April and during this time the flower fields of Holland become a striking display of flowering tulip bulbs bursting with colour.
|Tulip Fields in Netherlands|
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