The National Flowers of The World

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

Edelweiss Flower

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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 Flower

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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 Flower

Rose Flower

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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 Flower

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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 Flower

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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

Iris Flower

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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

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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

Tulip Flower

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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

Moon Orchid Flower

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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

Cherry Blossom Sakura

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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 Flower

Arfaj Flower

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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

Pomegranate Blossom

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Pomegranate blossom is not only famous for its flower but also the fruit as well. It’s the national flower of Libya.

Poinciana Flower

Poinciana Flower

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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 Flower

Kowhai Flower

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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.

Lavender Flower

Lavender Flower

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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

Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid

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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 Flower

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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 Flower

Jasmine Flower

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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.

Ratchaphruek Flower

Ratchaphruek Flower

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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

Sunflower

Sunflower

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.

Orchid

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Orchid Flower – National Flower of Venezuela

This flower is the national flower of Venezuela. Orchid has a lot of family which is spread throughout the world.

Sampaguita Flower

Sampaguita Flower

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The citizen of Philippines considered Sampaguita as their symbol of humanity, purity, simplicity, and power. Sampaguita is the national flower of Phillipina.

Paduak Flower

Paduak Flower - National Flower of Myanmar

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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

Dok Champa Flower - National Flower of Laos

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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.

Plum Flower

Plum Flower

Plum Flower – National Flower of Tiongkok

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

Arabica Coffee Flower - National Flower of Yemen

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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

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Flame Lily – National Flower of Zimbabwe

Flame lily or Gloriosa Rothschildiana resembling a bright red claw petal when it’s bloom. This is the national flower of Zimbabwe.

Simpor

Simpor Flower - National Flower of Brunei Darussalam

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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.

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