I discovered that The Tulip comes in many colours. I was stunned by the bronze colour of this Tulip that popped up.
A tulip is a bulbous plant in the genus Tulipa, comprising 109 species with showy flowers, in the family Liliaceae. The species native range includes southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia from Anatolia and Iran in the west to northeast of China. The centre of diversity of the genus is in the Pamir and Hindu Kush mountains and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, used as pot plants or as fresh cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Oct 17th 2010 Spring bloom in Rural New Zealand Southland