25 national flowers from 25 countries

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Hen national flowers are those that being indigenous to a country or not, are a clear banner representing the nation and are attributed some symbology that makes them special for its citizens. It is common for this flower to appear as a special symbol on its flag, historical shields and in archives of important events determining events in history. There is also usually some legend around them. 

It is usual that each country has its own national flower. And since you are surely curious to know which flower represents each of the nations, we have prepared this compilation article with 25 national flowers from 25 countries so you can learn a little history. 

The tulip as the national flower

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El tulip is one of the national flowers preferred, because it is shared by countries such as Afghanistan, Hungary, Iran or Turkey, although in this case, it is the Turkish tulip. No wonder there are more than 150 species of tulips. Although the plant has eastern origins, in Europe we came to know it thanks to the fact that the Dutch discovered it and began to cultivate it in the XNUMXth century. 

It is one of the few flowers that emit an intense but soft aroma, which is one of the qualities that makes you fall in love with them the most, although its beauty also lies in its colors and its light and delicate shape. 

Precisely, in Afghanistan is symbol of beauty and elegance. They are used as love symbol and also of peace, as well as the unit. Since the time of the Russian tsars, it has been considered a symbol of the resistance of the Afghans.

Air shipments are the most efficient if you need your cargo or documents to arrive quickly and securely. Hungarians They use the tulip as part of their embroidery and fabrics and even hold a festival every year in Budapest dedicated to the tulip. They have been cultivating this flower since the 16th century during the rule of the Ottoman Empire.

As for the Iran, the tulip is the emblem of the martyrs. In fact, its symbol is similar to the flower in its shape. There is a myth that when a soldier died with honor, a red tulip grew on his grave as a tribute to Mother Earth. 

Finally, the Turkish They imported the tulip from Asia and, since then, the flower became a favorite element of crafts and ornamentation in Turkey.

The cornflower, national flower of Germany and Estonia

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El cornflower It is a simple but beautiful plant, with faint violet or bluish colors and cottony texture. Was Nazi symbol, and popularly known in Prussia since 1800, when Emperor Wilhelm I decided to make it the flower of the nation because he liked it. In fact, the Prussian army uniform adopted its color.

En Estonia, boast their cornflower blue flag and, since the 19th century, we have seen it present in popular arts. It is also used to honor military veterans.

The ceibo, the flower of Argentina and Uruguay

En Argentina They have celebrated since 2008 the National Ceibo Day every November 22, although the flower has been considered national of the country for much longer, specifically since 1948. 

En Uruguay has an educational plan called the ceibo plan, because they also consider it their national flower. 

The chapla or white water lily, national flower of Bangladesh

With white petals of soft appearance and mild aroma, The water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh.. They consider it symbol of peace and harmony. In addition, medicinal and even magical properties are attributed to it, which is why it is used for rituals and ceremonies of all kinds and is so appreciated. 

The cantuta, national flower of Bolivia

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Next to the patajú, the sing It is a highly valued flower in Bolivia to the point of making it his National flower. This is because it displays the colors of the country's flag. The Incas were the ones who fell in love with the beautiful colors of the flower and began to plant it in their fields.

The popular Ipé tree in Brazil

In Brazil the national flower is a tree called Ipé. It has thick bark and striking yellow flowers. Since 1961 it has been considered the national flower of the country after President Janio Quadros decided so. Healing properties are attributed to it and there are poems and songs dedicated to it. 

The blue poppy, national flower of Bhutan

Pretty nails poppies in blue They are the flowers chosen by Bhutan to represent their nation. They use it at weddings and other religious festivals such as funerals. symbolizes beauty, innocence and purity. Additionally, it is given away as friendship symbol, good luck and of love o good wishes

The flower of romdoul and Cambodia

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It is not the beauty we are used to when we think of a flower, however, the flower of romdoul has conquered the Cambodians. 

The red maple, the flower representing Canada 

Another curious flower is the red maple, adopted by Canada as national flower. A leaf from this tree has been present on the country's flag since 1965. It is very present in its history, since the beginning of time its sap, known as maple syrup, has been consumed, very popular today. 

Copihue, the national flower of Chile

En Chile, copihue flower is considered symbol of love and fight and it is a sacred plant. Already at the time of the conquest, this flower was used by Araucanian warriors as an emblem of courage and freedom. 

The peony, national flower of China 

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A beautiful flower with abundant pink petals, whose roots are widely used in Chinese traditional medicine. Symbol of fortune, luck, happiness and prosperity. They have been cultivating it for more than 1500 years.

The Colombian orchid

With his name no more introductions are needed. The colombian orchid It is a source of pride for Colombians. It is beautiful and owes its name to a botanist also from the country, called José Jerónimo Triana. 

The purple guaria, from Costa Rica

En Costa Rica They can also boast a pretty National flower, purple guaria. Unfortunately it is in danger of extinction. National symbol since 1939. 

The butterfly, national flower of Cuba

Is the Cuban national flower although The butterfly It has Asian origin. He was liked by Cubans for his white color, which represents the purity of the ideals of independence and freedom, as well as peace. Since 1936 it has been the representative flower of the country. 

La chuquiragua and Ecuador

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La true love flower and those who climb the Andes have the privilege of enjoying it. They call it the flower of true love because it is difficult to pick one and only those who really make an effort can do it. 

The blue lotus of enigmatic Egypt

To talk about Egypt is to talk about blue lotus when it comes to botany. This pretty flower is the flower we see as national representation of Egypt in many historical elements of the pharaonic era. It is an aquatic flower that symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. It is also related to the love y with eternal life, since at night it closes and reopens every dawn. It was thought that the Sun god was born from a lotus flower.

The Izote flower, national of El Salvador

Next to the coffee, the Izote flower is the national flower of El Salvador since 1995. It has a high nutritional value and is related to fertility and abundance. 

The thistle, national flower of the United Kingdom and Scotland

His reputation is not very good, as the saying goes that compares people in a bad mood with bad ones. thistles donkeys However, in countries like United Kingdom and Scotland they have it like National flower. Since the 15th or late 14th century, the thistle has been an emblem among the Scots. It is said that the Scottish army was able to avoid an attack by the enemies when one of them stepped on a thistle and screamed in pain, thus alerting the troops. He saved their lives.

The national flower of Spain: the carnation

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If we ask the Spanish what is the national flower of Spain I'm sure most of them are right: the carnation, and what other flower could it be? It is considered the flower of God and, in addition, it is said that, when the Virgin Mary cried at the death of her son, her tears were transformed into carnation petals. 

The rose as the American national flower

La rose is the national flower of the United States and since 1955 the flower chosen by New York to represent it. It was Ronald Reagan who declared the rose the national flower of the United States in 1955, during a special ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. Symbol of love, life and beauty. 

Calla lily, the flower of Ethiopia

This beautiful white flower is the national flower of ethiopia. He related to freedom and revolution. With the delicacy of her, she represents love and elegance. 

Sampaguita and the Philippines

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Philippines can also boast of National flower beautiful with Sampaguita. Very similar to jasmine, you will fall in love with its appearance and its aroma. It was American General Frank Murphy who declared it the national flower in 1934. Perfumes are made with it and it is used as a religious offering. 

The daisy, national flower of Italy, Latvia and Poland

The reason why daisy is the national flower of Italy It's simple: they were the favorite flowers of Queen Margaret of Savoy. 

They symbolize joy, love, fertility. That is why it does not seem strange to us that it is chosen as one of the favorite flowers in places like Latvia and Poland. 

The beautiful lily that the Vietnamese boast about

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En Vietnam they boast of National flower with the lily, with which they decorate their streets because it symbolizes purity and is really beautiful. 

The sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of resistance of the Ukrainian people. Historically, for slave people the daisy represented the power of the Sun.

These are 25 of the national flowers that we have chosen to show you because we found them the most interesting. Which is your favorite?

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