Snake’s head (Fritillaria meleagris L.)
  • Number: 1282
  • Snake’s head (Fritillaria meleagris L.)
  • Snake’s head is a strictly protected plant species from the lily family (Liliaceae). This perennial bulbous monocotyledon rarely grows higher than 20 cm and flowers in early spring, usually producing a single large flower. The snake’s head is a widespread species found almost in entire Europe and in western Asia, but is becoming increasingly rare in some regions due to habitat loss. It is thus featured in the Croatian Red Book as a vulnerable species (VU). Snake’s head is threatened mainly by human activity, including habitat destruction due to agriculture and urbanisation, but also habitat neglect due to discontinuation of mowing and vegetation succession.
  • Value:
  • 6,5 HRK
  • Design:
  • Dean Roksandić, designer, Zagreb
  • Size:
  • 29,82 mm x 35,50 mm (blok: 96,50 mm x 79,50 mm)
  • Paper:
  • white 102 g, gummed
  • Perforation:
  • Comb,14
  • Technique:
  • Multicolor Offset Printing
  • Printed by:
  • AKD d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Date of issue:
  • 20.03.2020.
  • Quantity:
  • 110.000

In the same series:

Cjelolatična žutilovka (Genista holopetala (Koch) Bald.)Tommasinijeva merinka (Moehringia tommasinii Marches.)
Linked products:
Entire-petalled gorse (Genista holopetala (Koch) Bald.)
Tommasini’s sandwort (Moehringia tommasinii Marches.)
  • Tommasini’s sandwort (Moehringia tommasinii Marches.)
  • Tommasini’s sandwort is a strictly protected plant species from the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). The stenoendemic sandwort named in honour of Muzio Tommasini (1794-1879), botanist and Mayor of Trieste, as well as its close relative, the more widespread mossy sandwort (Moehringia muscosa), resemble a moss at the first glance.
  • Date of issue: 20.03.2020.