What is your national flower – 3 – Canada

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. Floral emblems of Canadian provinces and territories are given below – floral emblem of Nunavut is not known (please comment if you know about it):

Alberta – Wild Rose

Wild rose was chosen the provincial flower of Alberta in 1930.

Alberta Wild Rose by Sun Chaser.

British Columbia – Pacific Dogwood

The Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) was adopted in 1956 as British Columbia’s floral emblem. It is a native plant that grows wild in coastal areas of southern B.C. all the way to northern California. Its showy flowers also make it a highly prized ornamental but the species is protected by law and it is illegal to pick or remove it. The Pacific dogwood is a tree that grows six to eight metres high and flowers in April and May. In the autumn it is conspicuous for its cluster of bright red berries and brilliant foliage.


Pacific dogwood by dalllam.

Manitoba – Prairie Crocus

The floral emblem of Manitoba and the state flower of South Dakota, Prairie Crocus, is also called Pasque Flower and Prairie Anemone.


prairie crocus by jnthnhys.

New Brunswick – Purple Violet


Purple Violets by freddyfoyle.

Newfoundland/Labrador – Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea). Queen Victoria, more than a hundred years ago, chose the Pitcher Plant to be engraved on a newly minted Newfoundland penny. In 1954, the Newfoundland Cabinet designated this unusual and interesting plant as the official flower of the province. It gets its nourishment from insects that get trapped and drown in a pool of water at the base of the tubular leaves. The flower is wine and green in colour and can be found on bogs and marshes in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Pitcher Plant by DubbleExposure.

Northwest Territories – Mountain Avens


Macouns Poppies and Mountain Avens by Alasdair Veitch.

Nova Scotia – Mayflower


Mayflowers by birds eye viewer.

Nunavut – None

Ontario – Trillium

Red Trillium

Trillium Flexipes by flipkeat.

White Trillium

Mine For You by flipkeat.

Prince Edward Island – Pink Lady’s Slipper
Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule)

In the Pink

Québec – Blue Flag Iris


Blue Flag by Body Soul Spirit.

Saskatchewan – Western Red Lily

Lilium philadelphicum

Western red lilies. by photographyguild.

Yukon – Fireweed


Fireweed by David Cartier.

9 thoughts on “What is your national flower – 3 – Canada

  1. I really like the picts of the flowers, but you don’t have the national flower of canada. so maby look into that, it would be usefull to many people

  2. Thanks Ronniegirl,
    I am not aware of any National flower of Canada and the flowers posted here are providential flowers. Canada however adopted maple tree as a national symbol on April 25, 1996.

  3. Thanks Ronnie girl,
    information about the waste in Canada…. so I better get all kinds of flowers that are in Canada…..
    This is a very good information …

    thank the information you have provided

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