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The National Flowers of Arabic Speaking Countries

The National Flowers of Arabic Speaking Countries

Every country has the right to present what is most beautiful about where they live, and what better national symbols to show off than flowers?  So, without further ado, here are the national Arabic flowers of the 22 countries of the Arab league.

CountryNational FlowerInteresting Information
AlgeriaRoof Iris (Iris Tectorum)It’s called the Roof Iris because it was once cultivated on the roofs of houses in Japan and China.
BahrainSunflower (Helianthus)Bahrain didn’t have a national flower until May 4, 2019 when they adopted the sunflower.
ComorosYlang-ylang (Cananga odorata)Studies have found that the oil of the ylang-ylang flower can boost your mood by reducing anxiety and depression.
DjiboutiBitterball flower (Solanum incanum)Solanum incanum is a species of nightshade that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Other names include thorn apple, bitter apple, bitterball and bitter tomato 
EgyptLotus (Nymphaea Lotus)The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously.
IraqRose (Rosa)The rose is said to be originally from Persia and was introduced to the west by Alexander.
JordanBlack Iris (Iris Nigricans)The dark purple colored Iris has six petals, three which are drooping and three upright.
KuwaitArfaj (Rhanterum Epapposum)Arfaj is used as a fuel source by Bedouins and in local traditional medicine for skin infections and gastrointestinal disturbances
LebanonCyclamen (Cyclamen)Though there is no “official” flower, Cyclamen is unofficially known as Lebanon’s national flower.
LibyaPomegranate blossom (Punica granatum)The flowers are with fiery red blossoms.
MauritaniaMauritanian Mallow (Mauritanian Malva)The flower is an edible flower and said to taste great in salads.
MoroccoWild Rose (Rosa acicularis)The M’Goun Valley – or the Vallée des Roses, as it’s known in Morocco – has become famous for these flowers. 
OmanDesert rose  (Adenium obesum)Also called floral Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, Impala lily, this flower was made famous in a song by the British musician Sting.
PalestineFaqqua Iris (Iris haynei)The Faqqua Iris is actually a member of the asparagus family.
Qatar  Sea-Lavender (limonium)Locally known as Qataf, this is mainly found near the coast and has beautiful pink and lilac flowers used as decorations both inside and outside of houses and other places.
Saudi ArabiaRoyal Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)Jasmine flowers are used for coughs, headache, weak eyes, scorpion stings, and skin diseases. It is also a popular flavoring in tea. 
SomaliaKing Protea (Protea cynaroides)Somalia’s national cricket team as known as the Proteas
Sudan
Rose mallow or Shoeblack plant (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Mallows are fine for wild gardens and places with damp soil.
SyriaJasmine (Jasminum)Jasmine flowers are generally white and often used as perfume.
TunisiaJasmine (Jasminum)The flower is used to make medicine to treat liver disease (hepatitis), liver pain due to cirrhosis, and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea. It is also used to cause relaxation and as an aphrodisiac.
UAETribulus (Tribulus Omanense)There are 13 known species of Tribulus many of which have no official name.
YemenArabian Coffee (Coffea Arabica)Individual coffee flowers are white, fragrant, with waxy, linear petals.


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