Flowers Around The World
With the cherry blossom season come and gone in Tokyo, we thought here at the Hachioji branch we would introduce some of the popular flowers from some of the teachers’ home countries. While the cherry blossoms in Japan are quite famous internationally, some other countries like South Africa, Australia and Canada, may not have a flower that is quickly associated with the country. So we made a list of some of the most unique native flowers, from your favorite teachers`countries.
South Africa — The Barberton Daisy
A popular choice for organizations throughout South Africa. It is used as an emblem for sports teams and provinces’ flags throughout the country. The flower comes in a range of colors. From bright orange, to pink to yellow, these flowers are definitely a beautiful sight to be seen, coupled with there rather long petals.
Canada — The Blue Flag Iris
It was really hard not to choose the maple leaf or tree for this spot. While it is certainly the most recognizable plant from Canada, it isn`t quite a flower. So we decided to highlight a native flower of Canada, that one of our teachers really likes. That is the Blue Flag Iris, which typically blooms in late May or early June and grows to as tall as ninety center meters tall!
Australia — The Kangaroo paw
If the name doesn`t scream Australia, I don`t know what does! An absolutely gorgeous flower when in bloom, they can be singular, bi-colored or tri-colored, in a variety of colors: red, yellow, green, orange, pink and white. They have a unique tubular shape, and are low maintenance, great for the lazy gardener. The Kangaroo paw is the official state flower of Western Australia as well.
New Zealand — The Kowhai
The Kowhai flower is widely regarded as being the national flower of New Zealand, however it holds no official title. These flowers, like cherry blossoms grow in trees. They tend to grow near streams or lowlands. The Kowhai flowers are recognizable for their bright yellow color and the uniquely droopy, tubular shape.
The United States — The Rose
Roses are popular world wide, but I bet you didn`t know that the rose is the national flower of the USA. While most roses are native to the continent of Asia, there are many native
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