#5567 – 2021 First-Class Forever Stamps - Garden Beauty: Yellow and Pink American Lotus

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U.S. #5567

2021 55¢ Garden Beauty – American Lotus


Value:  55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)

Issue Date:  February 23, 2021

First Day City:  Bloomfield, IN

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Printing Method:  Offset

Format:  Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  600,000,000

  There are many species of flowering plant in the world, but only a few that grow in the water.  One of the most beautiful is the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea).  It is also sometimes called the yellow lotus, water-chinquapin, and volée.

The American lotus is a native North American wetland plant found in lakes, swamps, and other water-covered areas.  Its roots firmly anchor themselves into the mud on the bottom, while the stem, leaves, and flower of the plant grow upward and float on the surface.  In total, the plants can reach heights up to five feet and have leaves 13 to 17 inches in diameter.

American lotus blossoms mark the end of spring and beginning of summer.  Their bright while to pale yellow flowers stand out against the dark water they float on.  In fact, their Latin name translates to "yellow."  The flowers can be anywhere from 7 to 11 inches across with 22 to 25 individual petals.


The American lotus is one of the most beautiful and rare flowers in North America.  However, due to habitat destruction and the disappearance of wetlands, the plant has become endangered.  Hopefully, with the help of conservation efforts, this stunning flower will be able to make a comeback someday.  After all, there is nothing more magical than enjoying a day on the water and coming across an American lotus.

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U.S. #5567

2021 55¢ Garden Beauty – American Lotus


Value:  55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)

Issue Date:  February 23, 2021

First Day City:  Bloomfield, IN

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Printing Method:  Offset

Format:  Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  600,000,000

 

There are many species of flowering plant in the world, but only a few that grow in the water.  One of the most beautiful is the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea).  It is also sometimes called the yellow lotus, water-chinquapin, and volée.

The American lotus is a native North American wetland plant found in lakes, swamps, and other water-covered areas.  Its roots firmly anchor themselves into the mud on the bottom, while the stem, leaves, and flower of the plant grow upward and float on the surface.  In total, the plants can reach heights up to five feet and have leaves 13 to 17 inches in diameter.

American lotus blossoms mark the end of spring and beginning of summer.  Their bright while to pale yellow flowers stand out against the dark water they float on.  In fact, their Latin name translates to "yellow."  The flowers can be anywhere from 7 to 11 inches across with 22 to 25 individual petals.


The American lotus is one of the most beautiful and rare flowers in North America.  However, due to habitat destruction and the disappearance of wetlands, the plant has become endangered.  Hopefully, with the help of conservation efforts, this stunning flower will be able to make a comeback someday.  After all, there is nothing more magical than enjoying a day on the water and coming across an American lotus.