Sunday, January 1, 2012

Native Flowers of Cambodia

Cambodia is a country located in Asia' Southern Peninsula. It has a warm, tropical climate, which is perfect for the growth of various native flowers. Cambodian flowers are famous for their fragrance, beauty and symbolic meaning worldwide. A few of the native flowers of Cambodia are mentioned below.
Rumdul Flower.
The flower of the Rumdul tree is a native flower of Cambodia. It was made Cambodia's national flower in 2005. It is a small flower with three petals and a yellowish-white color. This flower is known for its fragrance that can be smelled even from a distance. In fact, women were compared to this flower due to its fragrance. It was also used for the production of lip waxes for women because of its fragrance. The flower and the tree can be seen everywhere in the country. The rumdul tree is grown in houses and parks throughout the country for decoration purposes.
The lotus thrives in the warm, tropical climate of Cambodia. Although it is India's national flower, the lotus is native to Cambodia. The flower is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a symbol of purity and creation in Hinduism and of spiritual enlightenment and purification in Buddhism. The flower has eight white petals which open in the morning and wilt in the evening of the same day.
Orchid can be found in almost all continents of the world. It has captured the attention of many people throughout the world. In fact, it is one of the world's most exquisite flowers and many nations have adopted it as their national flower. The Asian orchid is native to Cambodia. It has three inner and outer petals, which are multicolored.
Frangipani Flower
This is another flower native to Cambodia. The petals of this flower are bright, waxy and fragrant. It is rose-pink in color with a touch of bronze. Due to its nice scent, it is often used in bouquets. The petals of the flower last for a long time especially in long, tropical climates like that of Cambodia.
Bougainvillea is actually small in size and yellow or white in color. However, each cluster is surrounded by bracts of different colors including pink, purple, red, orange, white and yellow. It flourishes in Cambodia due to the suitable climate of the country.
There are many other flowers that are grown in Cambodia. Some of them are lobster claw flower, equestrian starflower and globe amaranth flower.

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