ATM Labels on Wild Flowers – Aland 2020.

A new series of franking labels from Åland Post featuring colourful wildflowers replaces the current series of woodpeckers on 3 February 2020. The adorable bunch of flowers is painted by visual artist Carolina Sundelin who places great emphasis on colour and form. All are priced at 1.70 euro.

The franking labels feature the wildflowers Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum), wild pansy (Viola tricolor), brown knapweed (Centaurea jacea) and marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris), that can all be found anywhere in Åland

Marsh- Marigold – Characteristic in May-June is also the marsh- marigold with its glossy dark green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It demands a humid habitat

Brown Knapweed –  It is common along road banks that are also adorned by brown knapweed in the late summer from July to September. Growing up to 80 cm, the capitular flowers of this herb are purplish-red and a favourite among butterflies.

Solomon’s seal appears in early summer with white, vanilla scented tubular flowers with green tips. It grows around cairns, on wooded slopes and in swamps.

Wild pansy flowers throughout the growing season until September. The flowers are usually multi-coloured but unicoloured flowers in shades from white to purple may be seen. It is common along road banks