The inverted tulip or crown imperial has blossomed in southern Turkey. This beautiful flower of a rare variety blooms only about 20 days a year and can reach 1.5 m in height.
The locals call them “the crying bride” because of the water that accumulates in the flower at night and drips down. Fields of inverted tulips are mesmerizing with their beauty. In ancient times, these plants were used in medicine, and the image of a flower can be found on the walls of mosques, clothing and even money since the 12th century.
Today, the inverted tulip is strictly protected by law. For a plucked flower, a fine of about 60,000 lire is threatened.