- Edelweis Flower – National Flower of Austria & Switzerland
- Red Poppy Flower – National Flower of Belgium & Albania
- Rose Flower
- Marguerite Daisy Flower
- Lotus Flower – National Flower of India & Egypt
- Iris Flower – National Flower of France
- Willow Herb / Dwarf Fireweed – National Flower of Greenland
- Tulip Flower – National Flower of Netherland & Turkey
- Moon Orchid
- Cherry Blossom Sakura
- Arfaj Flower
- Pomegranate Blossom
- Poinciana Flower
- Kowhai Flower
- Lavender Flower
- Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid
- Rose of Sharon
- Jasmine Flower
- Ratchaphruek Flower
- Sampaguita Flower
- Paduak Flower
- Dok Champa Flower
- Plum Flower
- Arabica Coffee Flower
- Flame Lily
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Flowers are always identical with beauty. Although several flowers has foul odor, but still, they are symbol of beauty. Flowers use their attractive appearance to mesmerizing insects like bees to come and help them to reproduce in exchange of honey. For many countries in the world, flowers are considered to be their national icons. They are called national flowers. In this article, you will be shown many kinds of flowers that has been the national flowers for many countries.
Edelweis Flower – National Flower of Austria & Switzerland
This flower is the national flower for Austria and Switzerland. This flower is well known as mountain flowers related to their original habitat in the high mountainous terrain. People believe that Edelweis is the symbol of eternal love and the sign of sacred promise between lovers.
Red Poppy Flower – National Flower of Belgium & Albania
Red Poppy or Papaver Rhoeas is the flower used for World War I known as Rememberance Day. For some countries, this flower is a sign of love. This flower is a national flower for Belgium and Albania.
Rose is the national flower for Slovakia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Maldives, United States, Iraq, Iran, and Luxemburg. It has more than 100 species and most of them are thorny.
Marguerite Daisy Flower
Marguerite Daisy or Argryanthemum Frutescens usually used for decoration plants in a private garden or Public Park. This beautiful flower is the national flower of Russia and Denmark.
Lotus Flower – National Flower of India & Egypt
Lotus or Nymphaea lotus is categorized as a water lily. They grow up above the water and it can grow up to 45 cm in length. India and Egypt has considered this flower as their national flower.
Iris Flower – National Flower of France
It’s the national flower of France. It has sophisticated blue color on it’s petal and the flower itself is divided into two petal. Inside three petal called “standards” and the outside petal called “falls”
Willow Herb / Dwarf Fireweed – National Flower of Greenland
Willow Herb or Epilobium refer to the shape of its leaves resembling a willow leaves. It has 200 kinds of species. Willow herb is the national flower of Greenland.
Tulip Flower – National Flower of Netherland & Turkey
This is, without a doubt is one of the most popular flowers in the world. Tulip is categorized as a bulbous plant of lily family. It has more than 75 species. This flower is a good substitute for garlic in term of cooking. Tulip is the national flower of Turkey and Netherland.
Moon Orchid or Phalaenopsis Amabilis is called Anggrek Bulan in Indonesia. The moon orchid is the national flower of Indonesia along with Jasmine and Rafflesia Arnoldi.
Cherry Blossom Sakura
This flower is the national flower of Japan. The Japanese held an annual event to respect this flower called hanami. Cherry Blossom Sakura blooms once in a year.
Arfaj or Rhanterum Epapposum is the national flower of Kuwait. The Arabians called this flower as Arfaj. Arfaj is categorized as aster family.
Pomegranate blossom is not only famous for its flower but also the fruit as well. It’s the national flower of Libya.
Poinciana or Delonix Riaga blooms on early summer. It has thick red flower and last for 4 until 8weeks since they were blooms. Poinciana is the national flower of Madagascar.
Kowhai or Sophora microphylla can grow up to 8 m in height. Kowhai is the national flower of New Zealand. The native tribes of New Zealand called Maori are already used this plant for medicine, catching birds and as a house construction. Be wary, kowhai, especially for the seed is poisonus. Luckily, there has been no report of casualties caused by this plant.
This mosquito’s repellent plant is the national flower of Portugal. It can maximize the potential if the lavender is dried. This flower can be used for cooking dish, especially for cake.
Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid
This flower was a hybrid creation between vanda teres and vanda hookeriana. Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid is the national flower of Singapore.
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon or Hibiscus Syriacus or Moogoonghwa is the national flower of South Korea. The leaves can be a herbal tea through brewing process and the flower itself is edible to eat.
Jasmine is a tiny white flower and it has relaxing odor. Although they are mostly comes in white, but there are also yellow colored jasmine. This flower is the national flower of Syria.
This flower has cheerful and shiny yellow color. Sometimes, it’s called golden shower due to its shower shape. Ratchapruek is the national flower of Thailand.
Sunflower or Helianthus Annuus is the national flower of Ukraine. This lovely flower resembling the sunshine when it’s bloom. Usually this flower bloom to the East, facing the sunlight.
This flower is the national flower of Venezuela. Orchid has a lot of family which is spread throughout the world.
The citizen of Philippines considered Sampaguita as their symbol of humanity, purity, simplicity, and power. Sampaguita is the national flower of Phillipina.
Paduak or Pterocarpus Indicus is bloom in early April. This golden colored flower is the national flower of Myanmar. The citizen of Myanmar considered this flower as the symbol of power and durability.
Dok Champa Flower
This flower represents the sign of sincerity and prosperity. Dok Champa usually used for religious ceremonial decoration and greetings for guests. Dok Champa is the national flower of Laos.
This flower is the national flower of Tiongkok. It blooms at winter and it’s used as the sign for spring season is about to comes. Tiongkok has two kinds of this flower which are plum (prunus mume) and peony (Paeonia suffruticosa).
Arabica Coffee Flower
It’s the flower of the famous beverage in the world, Arabica coffee. It has white in color with a sharp flower petal. This flower is the national flower of Yemen.
Flame lily or Gloriosa Rothschildiana resembling a bright red claw petal when it’s bloom. This is the national flower of Zimbabwe.
Simpor or Dilenia Suffruticosa has a yellow flower and a big tree. The leaves are also big. The shape of Simpor is similar with an umbrella when it’s bloom. S impor is the national flower of Brunei Darusallam.