Almost every country of the world has native flowers and Spain is no exception. Spain is a country that is located in southwestern Europe and shares borders with France, Portugal, Andorra, Morocco and Gibraltar. Spain is known for its beaches and sunny weather. One can find flowers of different shapes, sizes and colors in Spain. Some of the popular flowers of Spain are discussed below.
The red carnation is the national flower of this country. Spain in quite popular for its red carnations and the flower has a special place in Spanish folklore. It is a religious symbol associated with the Crown of Thorns Jesus wore. The flower also symbolizes passionate love and is thus exchanged between lovers. Spanish women also wear this flower in their hair sometimes. Besides this, it is associated with gypsy’s lapel and is thrown into the ring after the ending of a bullfight. Many other colors of carnations are also grown in Spain but the red carnation is the most popular.
Although the pomegranate plant is popular for its nutritious fruit, its flowers are also quite beautiful. The flower either grows alone or in groups of two or three. Its petals can be crimson, orange or white but most of the times, they are bright red. Each flower has five to eight petals, which are quite crumpled.
The Spanish bluebell is quite a popular flower of Spain and is very beautiful. As the name suggests, the flower is shaped like a bell. It also hangs from the stem like a bell. One can find a dozen such ‘bells’ hanging from one stem. The flower has a beautiful blue color. One of the intriguing things about it is that its growth and multiplication occurs quite easily. Moreover, it can grow in any type of climate and location.
The Valencia rose is quite similar to a regular rose in appearance but is larger in size. It is usually red in color but pale orange and yellow varieties can also be found. It can be found in abundance in Spain as the climate of the country is quite favorable for its growth. The flower is said to be a symbol of love.
There are many other common flowers of Spain but the ones mentioned above are the most popular. Some of the other flowers commonly grown in Spain include old Spanish rose and Spanish sunset rose.