Archive for the 'National Flowers' Category
Holland (The Netherlands) There is no official national flower of Holland. But Tulip (Tulipa) is often considered flower of national importance. Tulip bulbs are also used as substitute for onions in cooking.
Germany No national flower but oak leaf is considered a national symbol.
Egypt - Lotus (Nymphaea lotus)
Denmark – Marguerite daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)
Marguerites daisy is a large, single, daisy-like flower. It blossoms in the the summer.
Dominican Republic – Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) trees blossom
This is the continuation of National flowers series that I started sometimes last year. I was too busy to continue posting remaining flowers. The countries are selected in alphabetical order and I have to continue after Canada.
China - doesn’t have an official national flower but tree peony (mudan) is considered national favorite.
Chile - Copihue, Lapageria Rosea
Colombia - Christmas orchid (Cattleya trianae)
Costa Rica - Guaria Morada (purple orchid)
Croatia - Iris Croatica (Hrvatska Perunika)
Cuba - Butterfly Jasmine (Mariposa)
Cyprus - Rose (Rosa)
Czech Republic - Rose (Rosa)
I will update this post later with photos of remaining flowers later.
National Flowers of Canada
The Leaf of Maple is an official symbol of Canada. The maple leaf was first used as a Canadian symbol in early 18th century and till now is depicted on its current and previous flags, the penny, and on the coat of arms.
Each provinces however have their own floral emblems (I don’t have knowledge about floral emblem of Nunavut). Floral emblems of Canadian provinces and territories are given below:
Alberta – Wild Rose
The national flower of The Bahamas is the Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)
The flowers have an odd but pleasing fragrance and also provide nectar for bees. The Indians made bows from its wood, and in Mexico a beer was prepared from its roots; it has also been used for a variety of medicines. Also known as: Yellow Bells, Hardy Yellow Trumpet, Trumpet-flower, Yellow Elder.
I am going to post a series of posts about National flowers (floral emblem) of different countries starting with countries with first letter A.
The National Flower of Albania
The floral emblem of Albania is the red and black poppy. The poppy can be found everywhere in this Mediterranean country, and are recognized for their beauty, medicinal value, and seeds.
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