The bear rose, which blooms at the beginning of May and has a lifespan of about two weeks, grows very rarely in Sile, Istanbul. Due to the cold weather this year, those who plucked peonies that bloom late were fined 110 thousand TL. The peony flower, which has a lifespan of about two weeks and is known as the ‘bear rose’ among the people, grows in some high regions of Antalya, Konya and Mugla. The bear rose, which blooms at the beginning of May and has a lifespan of about two weeks, is rarely seen in Istanbul as it is in Sile.
It is Forbidden to Pluck The Flower
It was seen that many bear roses discovered during nature trips to the region were next to the limestone rocks. An administrative fine of 110 thousand liras is imposed for plucking the bear roses, which are taken under protection where they are located.
It Grows Only In Sile In Istanbul
Sile Mayor Ilhan Ocakli stated that they are making efforts to transfer the peony flower to future generations. “A valuable flower variety to be passed on to future generations. It grows only in Sile in Istanbul. We are trying to do our part on behalf of the municipality by preserving endemic plant species.” I said.
Nabi Evren, Chairman of Sile Environmental Volunteers Association, stated that peony flower grows only in Sile, “It grows only in Sarıkavak village of Şile in an area of 5,100 kilometers. There is a fine of 110 thousand liras for plucking, removing or destroying. “We take care of flowers like our eyes. We want these flowers to live for many more years without spoiling,” he said.