National Flowers are a symbol of the representing country. Some national flowers have cultural or religious roots that go back hundreds or even thousands of years and may or may not have been officially adopted. Others have been adopted only in recent years as a result of growing environmental consciousness. In any case, flowers are found to have assumed a significant importance not just in the lives of some persons but the whole nations and in fact, the whole world.
Country: Antigua & Barbuda
Flower Type: Dgger's Log (Agave Karatto Miller)
The yellow colored flowers rise from the large rosette of the Agave plant.
Flower Type: Ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli)
The flower was adopted on December 2, 1942.
Flower Type: Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
September 1 is National Wattle Day (Each of Australia's territories is also represented by an official flower).
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)
The star-like flowers are short lived perennials.
Yellow Elder or Yellow Cedar (Tecoma stans)
The flowers bloom in late summer/early fall.
No National Flower
Bahrain is considered part of eastern Arabia.
Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carnations can be easily grown from cuttings.
Water Lily (Nymehaea nouchali)
Bangladesh adopted the flower in 1971.
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".
Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
The flowers last only until the heat of the mid-day sun hits them.
Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
The flower is one of the easiest wildflowers to grow.
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.
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)
Blue-eyed Grass is a member of the iris family.
Blue poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)
The flower is native to rocky mountain slopes of Tibet.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
The pale pink flowers bloom at the tips of the stems in summer.
Kantuta (Cantua buxifolia)
The tubular flowers come in wild form, Magenta, bicolor and Subtile (slightly bicoloured) varieties.
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.
Dogwood Tree Flower (Cornus Nuttalli)
The four petaled white flowers bloom in spring.
Roses are more fragrant on a sunny day.
Maple Leaf (acer)
Maple syrup is made from the sap of sugar maple trees.
Wild Banana Orchid (Schomburgkia thomsoniana)
This orchid specie is found only in the Cayman Islands.
Copihue/Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea)
The Chilean bellflower is best grown on a partially shady and sheltered wall.
Plum Blossom (Prunus Mei)
Plum Blossoms are the earliest blooms of the year, indicating the start of spring.
Christmas orchid (Cattleya trianae)
Christmas orchid has a fetid smell.
Guaria Morada (purple orchid) (cattleya skinneri)
The flower was adopted on June 15, 1939.
Iris Croatica (Hrvatska Perunika)
It grows only in the northern and northwestern Croatia.
Butterfly Jasmine (Mariposa)
The white Butterfly Jasmine is an endemic jasmine species.
The more fragrant the rose, the shorter it's vase life.
Miniature roses were first developed in China.
Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens) Marguerites produce large, single, daisy-like flowers most of the summer.
Named for the equator, which crosses the country.
Lotus (Nymphaea lotus)
The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously.
Corn-flower or Bachelor's Button Centaurea (cyanus)
The flower was adopted in adopted on June 23, 1988.
Flower is a solitary, showy, funnel shaped unfurling spathe.
Iris flowers have three petals often called the "standards", and three outer petal-like sepals called the "falls".
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.
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the valley is much used in bridal arrangements for their sweet perfume.
Knapweed (Centaurea cyanus)
In Germany, it is custom a for and unmarried person to wear this flower in the buttonhole.
Bear's breech (Acanthus mollis)
The fresh or dried flower spikes are used in floral arrangements.
Willow Herb (Epilobium)
The name Willow-herb refers to the willow-like form of the leaves.
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.
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.
Water Lily (Victoria regia)
The largest flowers can measure 10 inches to one foot in diameter
Holland (The Netherlands)
Tulip bulbs are agood substitute for onions in cooking.
Orchid (Brassavola digbiana)
The rose was the national flower of Honduras from 1946-1969.
Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana)
The flower is Calyx tubular with a corolla of five petals coloured a deep purple.
Tulip is the common name for between 50 and 150 species of the genus Tulipa in the lily family, Liliaceae.
Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala)
The flowers are produced on stalks up to 10 cm long, with eight creamy white petals.
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.
Ceibo Erythrina (crista-galli)
Ceibo Erythrina are bright red flowers.
Orchids form the world's largest family of plants.
Yellow Elder or Yellow Trumpet (Tecoma stans)
The yellow flowers have a very sweet fragrance nd attract hummingbirds, butterflies and/or birds.
Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica)
Individual coffee flowers are white, fragrant, with waxy, linear petals.
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the Valley are fragrant bell shaped flowers.
Flame Lily (Gloriosa Rothschildiana)
The large, claw like flowers open yellow and red and then change to a rich claret edged with gold.