The geography and environment of countries around the world change due to a variety of factors. Due to these variations, different kinds of flowers are grown on the planet. Many countries have their national flowers which symbolize their culture. For example – Lotus is the National flower of India because this flower has been used as a metaphor for detachment as per the Bhagwat Gita. It is so because Lotus grows in muddy water and still remains so beautiful and untouched. Many a time questions from the National Flowers of Countries around the world are asked in various competitive exams.
Today’s post is about the national flowers of all countries in the world. Here we are going to provide general and scientific names of National flowers of all countries.
List of National Flowers by Countries in the world
Given below is the list of the national flowers of all countries in the world.
|Name of the country||Name of the National Flower||Scientific Name|
|Australia||Golden Wattle||Acacia pycnantha|
|Cook Islands||Tiaré Flower||Gardenia taitensis|
|Finland||Lily of the Valley||Convallalia majalis|
|Palestine||Palestinian poppy||Anemone coronaria|
|Caucasus Emirate||Rhododendron||Rhododendron ponticum|
|Pakistan||Poet’s Jasmine||Jasminum officinale|
|Sri Lanka||Water lily||Nymphaea stellata|
|South Korea||Rose of Sharon||Hibiscus syriacus|
|Bhutan||Blue poppy||Meconopsis gakyidiana|
|East Turkestan||Persian Poppy||Papaver bracteatum|
|Iceland||Mountain avens||Dryas octopetala|
|Israel||Persian cyclamen||Cyclamen persicum|
|Iran||Persian pearl||Tulipa pulchella|
|Maldives||Pink rose||Rosa multiflora|
|Malaysia||Chinese hibiscus||Hibiscus rosa-sinensis|
|Samoa||Red ginger||Alpinia purpurata|
|South Africa||Protea||Protea cynaroides|
|Sweden||Small bluebell||Campanula rotundifolia|
Interested Facts about National Flowers of the world
- Golden Wattle — Australia – It is a native flower of Australia. It is a beautiful flower of Yellow colour. A few types of Golden Wattle were used to craft weapons and tools.
- Iris – France – The National flower of France “Iris” is also known as fleur-de-lis, has been officially representing the country of France since the 12th century. It is also the national emblem of France. A wide range of colours is available in this flower. In fact, as per some estimates, Iris is available in more than 200 colours.
- Tulips — Holland, Hungary, and Turkey – Tulip is the national flower of Holland, Hungary, and Turkey. This flower was so famous in the 16th century that even an entire branch of Dutch commerce is based on Tulips.
- Jasmine – Pakistan, and Syria – Jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan and Syria. The specialty of this flower is its magnificent white colour. This white colour symbolizes purity and peace. The flower is widely used in cosmetics, perfumes, cooking, aromatherapy, garlands, hair decorations and in various cultural ceremonies.
- Orchid — Hong Kong and Honduras – Orchid is a very popular flower that is widely cultivated around the globe. The specialty of this flower is that it replicates a human face. They are widely used in decorations and bouquets. The traditional beverage of Turkey called “Sahlep” is made of this flower. This beverage was very popular in England before the introduction of coffee.
- Chrysanthemum and Cherry Blossom — Japan – Japan is the only country in the world that has two national flowers. One is Chrysanthemum and other one is Cherry Blossom. You should note that Cherry Blossom is the national flower of Japan. On the other hand, the chrysanthemum has been a symbol of the Japanese royal family for centuries.
- Edelweiss – Austria – Edelweiss is a mountain flower that is also known as “Queen Flower”. This star-like flower belongs to the family of Sunflower. This flower also features on Austria’s Euro Coins. Traditionally, Edelweiss is widely used in folk medicine, is considered a remedy in treating both abdominal and respiratory diseases.
- Protea – South Africa – Available in separate colour schemes, Protea is the national flower of South Africa. This flower is also termed the oldest flower in the world. As per multiple sources, these flowers were present on earth even 300 million years ago. The father of Taxonomy Carl Linnaeus named this flower “Protea” in the year 1735. The meaning of “Protea” is shape-shifter.
- Camomile – Russia – Camomile is the national flower of Russia. The flower is in the daisy family. This flower is native to Asia’s western areas and is known to grow freely and proliferate everywhere. The dried camomile flower is widely used for producing relaxing infusions. Apart from this, Blue chamomile oil is also considered very soothing.
- Lavender – Portugal – The national flower of Portugal is Lavender. This flower contains potent oils that are mainly used in perfumes, essential oils, cosmetics, and other health and beauty products. Not only this, these flowers also shows soporific effects. That’s the reason why people in Portugal keep these flowers under their pillow.
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