National flowers or plants are the one’s that represent some country or state. National flowers and plants are sometimes also called as Floral Emblem. Almost all countries around the world have their own National flowers or floral emblem. The floral emblem are often declared by government officials while sometimes public opinion is also taken in regards for choosing a flower or plant to represent the country. On the contrary some countries have their National flowers that had never been adopted officially and are just supposed to be floral emblem due to cultural and religious roots. The floral emblem of every country represents several perspectives of country as every flower has its own meaning and message. Here you can get information about number of national flowers of different countries and interesting information about them.
Argentina’s national flower is “Ceibo”. It is actually an Erythrina tree with red blooming flowers. Consisting of four red or coral-colored petals, the flowers bloom between November and February.
Australia is represented by “White Wattle” or “Golden Wattle”. White Wattle day is being celebrated on September 1st world wide. Wattle is widely grown all over Australia and was named by the English settlers who used it to build their huts. There are around 750 different kinds of wattle. Originally all the territories of Australia have their own floral emblem.
Bangladesh has Carnation as its national flower. It was adopted as their National flower in 1971 the year same as their independence. Carnations were initially discovered in the Far East. These flowers are extensively talked about throughout Roman mythology.
China actually does not have an officially adopted national flower. Few of different flowers are considered as their national flowers like peony, the Chrysanthemum, the plum blossom or the sunflower. Each one of these flowers has very lively meanings, peony depicts life and healing, Chrysanthemum depicts friendship, plum blossom represents long life and beauty while sunflower delivers message of devotion.
The national floral emblem of France is Iris that means lily flower. The Greek word Iris means rainbow. The meanings of the Iris flower are hope, wisdom, courage, faith, and admiration.
Japan also does not own a floral emblem officially but yet some flowers are used to represent the country. Cherry blossom and Chrysanthemum are regarded as their national flowers. Chrysanthemum represents friendship and is used as official seal by the Imperial Family of Japan.
Holland’s floral emblem is Tulips. Tulips became a status symbol for the rich, as only the wealthy in Holland could afford them. They were called Pot of Gold because being very expensive. Interestingly what most of the people won’t know is that you can use Tulips bulbs in place of onions in your food.
United States of America’s national flower is Rose that was adopted officially in 1986. A rose is a flower that is found in numerous colors and so each of color represents a different meaning.
United Kingdom as know comprises of four different countries Wales, England, North Ireland and Scotland, each of these has their own national floral emblem. England’s national flower is Tudor Rose. Scotland’s national flower is heather. Wales’s floral emblem is leek or Daffodils while Northern Ireland’s national flower is shamrock or orange lily which represents pride, wealth and hate.
This is a short list of few of world’s major famous countries and their national flowers.