7 Countries And Their National Flowers

Evelyn Jenson By Evelyn Jenson, 4th Aug 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Each country in the world has numerous national symbols to protect its national identity. In addition to the nation's flag and its anthem, the majority of countries have also flowers like national symbols. I’m going to present you some of the most beautiful and gentle examples of that natural beauty.

Iris - France

The country of the good fragrance! We all automatically connect France with finesse and elegance. And its national flower also brings the same impression. “Le fleur de lis” represents France since 12th century. Its name means “rainbow” from Greek. It exists in more than 200 colours from snow white to violet.

Jasmine - Pakistan

The white colour of that flower symbolises peace and purity. It is used in cosmetics, perfumes, aromatherapy and cooking. You just cannot be indifferent when you see its star-shaped flowers and feel its tender aroma.

Orchid - Hong Kong

These flowers are very popular and cultivated all over the world. There are more than 25 000 sorts of them and more are being discovered every year. Orchids resemble the human face in that they have a bilateral symmetry, maybe this thing explaining why they are so well-known.

Cherry Blossom - Japan

The Cherry Blossoms blooms for a really short time and according to the Japanese nation it signifies the fragile beauty of life. In the past, imperial Japan often planted cherry trees in its colonial enterprises as a means of “claiming occupied territory as Japanese zone”. This plant is prevalent symbol in the traditional Japanese tattoo art - Irezumi.

Lily of the Valley - Finland

This flower is so delicate and fragile with its bell-shaped flowers and gentle smell, so it should be definitely in that list. You can find it every spring in the forests and in any other shady and cool spots. But this flower can be a curse and a blessing in the same time to the gardeners. It’s a blessing because it grows in colonies, but it’s a curse because it spreads really fast and it can take over your garden in short amount of time. If you have that kind of problems, you definitely need an expert garden maintenance to take care for your yard and to restrict its growth.

Dogwood Tree Flower - British Columbia

This plant is connected with interesting myths. There is a legend according to which Christ was crucified on cross made of dogwood. We can’t be sure for that, so let’s move on with another curious fact about that plant. The fruits of some species are edible, so you can try them if you dare. It’s good to know that the dogwoods can’t grow on dry areas because their root system don’t grow very deep.

The Flower Conglomeration - United Kingdom

I cannot miss the national flowers of the United Kingdom. I’m starting with the Tudor rose, also known as an English rose. This is the traditional heraldic emblem of England and as you can guess, it takes its name from the Tudor dynasty. The clovers are the unofficial symbol of Northern Ireland, as we all know they are the symbol of the good luck. The thistle, first used as a symbol of defence, now is, a national flower of Scotland. The daffodil, this beautiful spring flower serves as national flower symbol in Wales, and on Saint David’s Day it is traditional to wear it.

Few More Words

Keeping the identity of the nation alive helps for the positive spirit of every person in the community. And we all know that the beauty has the power to unite. I hope you really enjoyed my flower tour around the world!


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author avatar SaigonDeManila
7th Aug 2016 (#)

Great start and a good talkng point!

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