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6c Cypripedium reginae (Lady’s Slipper) and Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree) concept stamp art

Illustrator: Stanley Galli

Found in the Southeast, the Franklin tree produces a lovely white flower with a golden-yellow center, depicted here centered against a light green background. The Lady’s Slipper flower, a wildflower native to northern North America, is highlighted in the foreground with a green scene in the background. In the final approved art, both flowers are displayed prominently in the foreground while the background has been modified.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection