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6 Countries and their National Flowers

Regardless of what country you are from, it is quite certain that you simply love flowers. Its wonder that almost every single country of the world have their own national flowers. These national flowers are used as national symbols, and represent a part of the country’s identity. While rose is the national flower of both US and UK, there are some different and unique breeds of flowers that represent some major countries of the world. In this post, we are going to talk about these different flowers.

1. Australia- Golden Wattle

Golden Wattle

The glowing yellow of golden wattle gives the ultimate Aussie vibe! The tiny explosion of small flowers is native to the capital territory and very well cemented in the history of the country. In the past, the first settlers of the region used this breed of flower to build their wattle daub homes. Even today, some aboriginals use this flower to craft their weapons and tools.

2. France- Iris


Many people don’t even know that this flower is the national flower of France. France is considered as the capital of art and culture; and Iris, also called fleur-de-lis, has been officially representing the country of France since the 12th century as both the country’s insignia and national emblem. Before that, it was the official flower of the Roman Empire’s ruling class. The flower takes its name from the Greek word for “rainbow,” and rightfully so; it comes in more than 200 different colours ranging from snow white to deep purple!

3. Netherlands- Tulip


Despite popular belief, the perky tulip comes from Hungary where it travelled along with the Ottoman Empire to Turkey before finally making its way to Holland. In fact, the tulip was once so popular that during the 1600s there was an entire branch of Dutch commerce based around it. Tulip is not just a beautiful flower, but also it has so many other benefits, including health ones.

4. Syria- Jasmine


The jasmine has been cultivated for thousands of years for its tiny, star-shaped flowers and intoxicating fragrance. Its simplicity and pure white color symbolizes purity and peace. Used in cosmetics, perfumes, cooking, aromatherapy, garlands, as hair decorations and in various cultural ceremonies, it’s easy to see why this is the favorite flower of multiple countries.

5. Ukraine- Sunflower


This cheerful flower was originally cultivated in the Americas before becoming the favorite national flower of the Ukraine. In fact, 60% of the world’s sunflowers are now grown in Europe and Russia. In traditional folklore the sunflower signifies fertility, solar power and vigor. This is highlighted by the sunflower’s unique tendency to turn its “head” and follow the sun across the sky, drooping down towards the ground when night falls.

6. Japan- Sakura

Japan is the only country on our list to claim two national flowers. Cherry blossoms bloom for just a short time, and they signify the fragile beauty of life. While the cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan, the chrysanthemum has been a symbol of the Japanese royal family for centuries and is celebrated each year during the “Festival of Happiness.”

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