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Botanical Congress concept stamp art

Illustrator: Stanley Galli

The four colorful images represent the first time flora from diverse national regions—the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, and Northwest—were represented on US stamps. These images represent the variety of flora studied by the International Botanical Congress (IBC), and the botanical description is consistent with IBC standards. For example, the featured plants are identified by their respective Latin names.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection