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National flowers of Latin America

The most traditional Latin American Flowers are the rose, the cockspur coral, the orchid, and the cantuta. Each one of them is the symbol of one or two Latin American countries.

The rose continues to be one of the most sought-after and famous flowers in the world, thanks to its beauty. For this reason, it’s frequently used in interior décor. However, this isn’t its only use: the rose is a flower that can be used for different purposes; for example, in cosmetics it’s used for perfumes and in gastronomy its oil is extracted, among other things. In addition, it’s the national flower of Ecuador, a country where many very flowery rose bushes grow.

Cockspur Coral
This is the national tree of Argentina and also Uruguay. It’s normally cultivated in tropical countries and its uses are mostly ornamental. However, it does have some uses outside of décor. Cockspur coral is good for making a type of cellulose paste. Even though it’s tree that symbolizes Argentina, it’s also common to see cockspur corals in Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.

The orchid is the national flower of Venezuela (May flower) and Colombia. In both countries, this flower has been incorporated into many of the nation’s symbols and crests, making it a beautiful icon. There are many, many varieties of orchids and furthermore at Verdissimo you can find orchids in different colors: white, yellow, pink, and more.

The cantuta is the national flower of Peru and is one of the national flowers of Bolivia. It’s cultivated in Latin America, specifically in the Andes in both countries, where it has been since time immemorial. The most common use of this flower is for ornamentation. Nevertheless it also has other uses, such as medicinal uses, the fabrication of wood, and it’s even used to make a yellowish coloring agent.

The scientific name of this flower is Thespesia grandiflora. It’s the national flower of Puerto Rico. The flowers of this tree are truly stunning and their colors are very eye-catching, such as red and deep pink. Like the last flower, its tree is often used for wood to make furniture or even musical instruments, etc.

Source: Verdissimo
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