String beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are grown as vegetables in all temperate and warm climate regions of the world. Rich in starch and protein, string beans play a major part in people’s diets. Their stems, wrapped around a support and with limited branching, can reach a height of four metres.
Mariepol Goetzinger (L)
Multicoloured high resolution offset by Bpost Stamps Factory, Mechelen (B)
post philately has issued a book of self-adhesive stamps showing the diversity of luxembourg's mushrooms.
there are over 2,500 different species of mushroom in the grand duchy of luxembourg. the humid and temperate climate offers the perfect conditions for mushrooms to prosper in the forests.
they are essential to the ecosystem as they recycle organic waste matter in the forests. they also help the plants and trees to absorb the minerals that they require.