Thursday, September 3, 2009

List Of National Flowers by Country:

Country
National Flower
Interesting Information
Antigua & Barbuda
Dagger's Log (Agave Karatto Miller)
The yellow colored flowers rise from the large rosette of the Agave plant.
Argentina
Ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli)
The flower was adopted on December 2, 1942.
Armenia
No National Flower
Armenia is the second most densely populated of the former Soviet Republics.
Australia
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
September 1 is National Wattle Day (Each of Australia's territories is also represented by an official flower).
Austria
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)
The star-like flowers are short lived perennials.
Azerbaijan
Not Chosen any Flower.
Azerbaijan was one of the first to declare independence of the country.
Bahamas
Yellow Elder or Yellow Cedar (Tecoma stans)
The flowers bloom in late summer/early fall.
Bahrain
No National Flower
Bahrain is considered part of eastern Arabia.
Balearic Islands
Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carnations can be easily grown from cuttings.
Bangladesh
Water Lily (Nymehaea nouchali)
Bangladesh adopted the flower in 1971.
Barbados
Pride of Barbados, also known as Dwarf Poinciana & Flower Fence (Poinciana pulcherrima
More common varieties of the flower are a fiery red and yellow "sunset colour".
Belarus
Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
The flowers last only until the heat of the mid-day sun hits them.
Belgium
Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
The flower is one of the easiest wildflowers to grow.
Belize
Black Orchid (Trichoglottis brachiata)
Black Orchids acquired the name by virtue of their very dark intense colour, which tends to the dark brown and maroon.
Bermuda
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)
Blue-eyed Grass is a member of the iris family.
Bhutan
Blue poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)
The flower is native to rocky mountain slopes of Tibet.
Bohemia
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
The pale pink flowers bloom at the tips of the stems in summer.
Bolivia
Kantuta (Cantua buxifolia)
The tubular flowers come in wild form, Magenta, bicolor and Subtile (slightly bicoloured) varieties.
Brazil
Cattleya Orchid (Cattleya labiata)
Cattleya orchids are commonly called "corsage orchids" as the blooms are frequently used in corsages due to their exceptional beauty and fragrance.
British Columbia
Dogwood Tree Flower (Cornus Nuttalli)
The four petaled white flowers bloom in spring.
Bulgaria
Rose (Rosa)
Roses are more fragrant on a sunny day.
Canada
Maple Leaf (acer)
Maple syrup is made from the sap of sugar maple trees.
Cayman Islands
Wild Banana Orchid (Schomburgkia thomsoniana)
This orchid specie is found only in the Cayman Islands.
Chile
Copihue/Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea)
The Chilean bellflower is best grown on a partially shady and sheltered wall.
China
Plum Blossom (Prunus Mei)
Plum Blossoms are the earliest blooms of the year, indicating the start of spring.
Colombia
Christmas orchid (Cattleya trianae)
Christmas orchid has a fetid smell.
Costa Rica
Guaria Morada (purple orchid) (cattleya skinneri)
The flower was adopted on June 15, 1939.
Croatia
Iris Croatica (Hrvatska Perunika)
It grows only in the northern and northwestern Croatia.
Cuba
Butterfly Jasmine (Mariposa)
The white Butterfly Jasmine is an endemic jasmine species.
Cyprus
Rose (Rosa)
The more fragrant the rose, the shorter it's vase life.
Czech Republic
Rose (Rosa)
Miniature roses were first developed in China.
Denmark
Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)
Marguerites produce large, single, daisy-like flowers most of the summer.
Ecuador
Rose (Rosa)
Named for the equator, which crosses the country.
Egypt
Lotus (Nymphaea lotus)
The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously.
Estonia
Corn-flower or Bachelor's Button Centaurea (cyanus)
The flower was adopted in adopted on June 23, 1988.
Ethiopia
Calla Lily
Flower is a solitary, showy, funnel shaped unfurling spathe.
France
Iris (Iris)
Iris flowers have three petals often called the "standards", and three outer petal-like sepals called the "falls".
French Polynesia
The Tiare (Gardenia taitensis)
The flower is especially symbolic of Tahiti. The Tiare Anei is the emblem of the isle of Vavau. The Tiare Apetahi is the emblem of Raiatea.
Finland
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the valley is much used in bridal arrangements for their sweet perfume.
Germany
Knapweed (Centaurea cyanus)
In Germany, it is custom a for and unmarried person to wear this flower in the buttonhole.
Greece
Bear's breech (Acanthus mollis)
The fresh or dried flower spikes are used in floral arrangements.
Greenland
Willow Herb (Epilobium)
The name Willow-herb refers to the willow-like form of the leaves.
Guam
Puti Tai Nobiu (Bougainvillea spectabilis)
The flowers of the bougainvillea can be several different colors, from pink, to red, to orange, to white and yellow.
Guatemala
White Nun Orchid, or Monja Blanca (Lycaste skinnerialba)
The flower is a rare flower in the Verapaz distict of Guatemala, symbolizing peace, beauty and art.
Guyana
Water Lily (Victoria regia)
The largest flowers can measure 10 inches to one foot in diameter
Holland (The Netherlands)
Tulip (Tulipa)
Tulip bulbs are agood substitute for onions in cooking.
Honduras
Orchid (Brassavola digbiana)
The rose was the national flower of Honduras from 1946-1969.
Hong Kong
Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana)
The flower is Calyx tubular with a corolla of five petals coloured a deep purple.
Hungary
Tulip (Tulipa)
Tulip is the common name for between 50 and 150 species of the genus Tulipa in the lily family, Liliaceae.
Iceland
Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala)
The flowers are produced on stalks up to 10 cm long, with eight creamy white petals.
India
Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
The lotus is an aquatic perennial.
Indonesia
1) Melati (Jasmine) (Jasminum sambac) 2)Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis) 3)Rafflesia (Rafflesia arnoldi Indonesia)
Indonesia adopted the 3 flowers on June 5, 1990 to mark the World Environment Day
Iran
Red Rose (Rosa)
To make a dark red rose appear blacker, its stem can be put in water that has black ink in it.
Iraq
Rose (Rosa)
The rose is said to be originally from Persia, and was introduced to the west be Alexander.
Ireland
Shamrock
Shamrock is the common name for several unrelated herbaceous plants with trifoliate leaves.
Israel
No National Flower
Israel is located in the Middle East.
Italy
Stylized Lily
Even the Iris is said to be the Flower Emblem of France.
Jamaica
Lignum Vitae, or Wood of Life (Guaiacum sanctum)
The flower is indigenous to Jamaica and was found here by Christopher Columbus.
Japan
Chrysanthemum (imperial), Cherry Blossom Sakura
The sakura trees are the subject of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan
Jordan
Black Iris (Iris nigricans)
The dark purple colored Iris has six petals,three drooping and three upright.
Laos
Champa Flower(Calophyllum Inophyllum), also known as plumeria.
The attractive white flowers are scented and waxy.
Kazakhstan
Lily(Lilium) serves as the Unofficial National Flower.
Citizens are guaranteed free secondary education.
Kuwait
Rhanterum epapposum, or locally called Arfaj.
Having more than 10% estimated oil reserves of the world with it.
Kyrgyzstan
Shyrdak Symbols of Kyrgyzstan and also the Tulip.
The Kyrgyz came under tsarist Russian rule during the 19th century.
Latvia
Oxeye Daisy, or Pipene (Leucanthemum vulgare)
The flower was earlier known as Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Lebanon
No National Flower
Cedar of Lebanon is the National Tree of Lebanon.
Liberia
Pepper
These are small, white, star-shaped flowers.
Libya
Pomegranate blossom
The flowers are with fiery red blossoms.
Lithuania
Rue,or Herb of Grace (Ruta graveolens)
Rue's fragrance is strong, characteristically aromatic and sweet.
Luxembourg
Rose (Rosa)
One of the most famous rose gardens was planted by Empress Josephine at the Chateau de la Malmaison in France in 1804.
Madagascar
Poinciana (Delonix regia)
In early summer, the voluminous red blooms appear and hold for 4-8 weeks.
Maldives
Pink Rose (Rosa)
The oldest painting in the world depicts a five-petaled pink rose.
Malta
The Maltese Centaury Paleocyanus crasifoleus
The flower was adopted in the early 1970s
Republic of Moldova
No Flower has been Designated.
Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a Communist as its president in 2001.
NewZealand
Kowhai
Kowhai or botanically known Sophora microphylla, a beautiful yellow or golden flower.
Paraguay
Jasmine-of-the-Paraguay
Jasmine flowers are white in most species.
Peru
Kantuta, Inca magic flower
Kantuta come in 4 varieties: wild form, Magenta, bicolor and Subtile.
Philippines
Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac)
The flower bloom full-year and have white, small, dainty, star-shaped blossoms, which open at night and wilt in less than a day.
Poland
Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Corn Poppy or Red Poppy is the wild poppy of agricultural cultivation?Papaver rhoeas.
Portugal
Lavender
Used in cooking, the potency of the lavender flowers increases with drying.
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican Hibiscus,or Flor de maga (montezuma speciossisima)
The common garden Hibiscus is also known in some areas as the "Rose of Althea" or "Rose of Sharon".
Republic of Molossia
Common Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Common Sagebrush is very drought tolerant and needs good drainage.
Romania
Dog rose (Rosa canina)
The white or pink, 5-petalled flowers are 4-6 cm across and come in clusters of 1-5.
Russia
Camomile (Matricaria Recutita)
The flower has a Aromatic, Fruity, Floral fragrance.
San Marino
Cyclamen (Cyclamen)
The flowers are produced in whorls of 3-10, each flower on a slender stem 3-12 cm tall, with five united petals.
Scotland
Thistle (Cirsium altissimum)
The thistle flower is a favorite flower among butterflies.
Seychelles
Tropicbird Orchid
These are sprays of white flowers with long spurs like the tails of tropicbirds.
Sicily
Carnation(Dianthus caryophyllus)
The carnation is native to Eurasia and has been cultivated for more than 20 centuries.
Singapore
Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid
The flower is a hybrid orchid between Vanda teres & Vanda hookeriana
Slovakia
Rose (Rosa)
The first historical reference of the rose is by the Sumerians from ancient Mesopotamia.
Slovenia
Carnation(Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carnations can be propagated by planting young flowering shoots.
Spain
Red carnation
The National Flower of Spain is the Red Carnation.
Sri Lanka
Nil Mahanel Water Lily (Nympheae Stellata)
The flower,a blue water lily, was adopted on Feb. 26, 1986
S. Africa
Protea (Protea cynaroides)
The King protea is originally from the Cape Town area of South Africa.
S.Korea
Rose of Sharon (Moogoonghwa) (Hibiscus syriacus)
Hibiscus syriacus are pink-mauve single flowers having a dark magenta eye. The flower is not a rose, but its large exotic blossoms attract hummingbirds and tiny insects.
Sweden
Linnea (Linnea Borealis)
The flowers are pink, bell-like, very fragrant and grow in pairs.
Switzerland
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)
The flowers are starfish-like white, wooly blooms.
Syria
Jasmine
Jasmine flowers are generally white, although some species have yellow flowers.
Tahiti
Tahitian Gardenia (Gardenia Taitensis)
The flowers are fragrant and good for cutting.
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Plum blossom (Prunus mei)
Most plum blossoms have five petals and range in color from white to dark pink.
Thailand
Ratchaphruek
The color of flowers is shining yellow contrasting great importance.
Trinidad and Tobago
Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)
The flower is also known as Pride of Trinidad & Tobago or Wild Poinsettia
Tonga
Red-blossomed heilala
The Red-blossomed heilala festival in Tonga is celebrated during the Heilala Festival every July 4.
Turkey
Tulip (Tulipa)
Tulips do not grow in the open in tropical climates as they need cold winters to gorw.
Turkmenistan
Not Yet Selected any Flower.
Turkmenistan contains the fifth largest reserves of natural gas in the world.
Ukraine
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Most flowerheads on a field of blooming sunflowers are turned towards the east, the direction of sun rise.
United States of America
Rose (Rosa)
The rose was officially adopted on November 20,1986.
United Kingdom (England)
Tudor Rose (Rosa)
The Tudor Rose is a graphic design created by King Henry VII in 1485, with a red rose laid atop a white one.
United Kingdom (Wales)
Leek(Babbingtons leek), Daffodil (Narcissus Amaryllidaceae)
The Leek and the Daffodil are both emblems of Wales. The national flower of Wales is usually considered to be the Daffodil. However, the Leek has even older associations as a traditional symbol of Wales - possibly because its colours, white over green, echo the ancient Welsh flag.
Uruguay
Ceibo Erythrina (crista-galli)
Ceibo Erythrina are bright red flowers.
Uzbekistan
Not Selected any Flower.
Being one of the most populous country of Central Asia.
Venezuela
Orchid
Orchids form the world's largest family of plants.
Virgin Islands
Yellow Elder or Yellow Trumpet (Tecoma stans)
The yellow flowers have a very sweet fragrance nd attract hummingbirds, butterflies and/or birds.
Yemen
Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica)
Individual coffee flowers are white, fragrant, with waxy, linear petals.
Yugoslavia
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the Valley are fragrant bell shaped flowers.
Zimbabwe
Flame Lily (Gloriosa Rothschildiana)
The large, claw like flowers open yellow and red and then change to a rich claret edged with gold.

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