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Flowers of the World

Browse national flowers, floral emblems and symbolic flowers and plants from countries all over the planet.

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United States - Rose

President Reagan officially declared the rose the National Floral Emblem in 1986, stating in his proclamation, “we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity.” 

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Photo: Image courtesy of iStock

Thailand - Golden Shower Tree

The golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) has certainly earned its name and right to be Thailand's national tree: Its bright yellow flowers rain down from long, flowing branches every summer.

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Greenland - Fireweed

Known more charmingly in Greenland as niviarsiaq (“little girl”), this vibrant wildflower (Chamerion angustifolium) grows beautifully along the country’s sandy banks and riverbeds. Photo by HGTVGardens community member HomieGnomie

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Photo: Image courtesy of iStock / Photo by Imran Ahmed

Cuba - Butterfly Lily

Super fragrant mariposa blanca — white butterfly — is Cuba's national flower. It's been said that during the country's fight for independence, women would relay secret war messages inside the lily's flowers.

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