What Is the National flower of Botswana?
Red Rose is the unofficial national flowerof Botswana. Scientific name of Red Rose is Rosa Rugosa. It is a deciduous shrub of the Rosaceae family. It also called Japanese Rose. The Red Rose, national flower of Botswana, also the world most recognized symbol of love and beauty (also war and politics). It is the ever best gift item that well accepted to all.
There is no human being but loves Rose. It became the symbol of many emotions like the people of other country of the world. The perfumes of rose petal attracted human very first and that is still going on. The Red Rose is native to North and middle of China but now it cultivated all over the country of Botswana.
National flower of Botswana, Red Rose grows in full Sun to partly shade, in humus-rich, well-drains and moist soil. Its dense stems are covered in prickles. The leaves are innately compound with 5 to 9 leaflets with a corrugated surface.
Facts about National Flower of Botswana [Red Rose]
- Common Name: Red Rose
- Genus: Rosa
- Species: R. Rugosa
- Found in: All over Botswana and North & Middle of China
- Color: Blue, White, Pink, Red, Purple and yellow
- Number of petals: 5
- Number of Sepals: 5
- Period of blooming: All around the year, mostly in summer to early winter
- Purpose: Decoration, Food and herbal value
- Symbolism: love & beauty, honor, faith, devotion, passion and sensuality
The National Flower of Botswana– Red Rose is distinguished and significantly most beloved flower in the universe. Rose has more than 100 different species, which lion part is growing in Asia. Rest of the part originated from Europe, North America and Africa. Due to the commercial breeding in present Rose are available all over the world. As the Rose cultivation started in 500 years BC the variety of Roses reach more than 13000.
Many of the countries adopted the Rose as their national flower such as Iraq, Czech, Ecuador, Iran, Luxemburg, Maldives, Rumania and Slovakia. And also the state flower of Oklahoma, Georgia, Iowa and North Dakota. The Rose has great historical importance to the Egyptians and Romans. It is a secret that Romans were kept them “under the Rose” by wearing string their neck, which are well decorated by color full Rose and also decorate their rooms by Rose.
The Rose represents her as symbol by color species. Red Rose is the symbol of Love, white for purity, orange for excitement, pink for delight and yellow for friendship. The dark Red Rose said as black is for sorrow or breakup symbol.
In Mythology, the rose is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, which has often been depicted with roses around her head, feet and neck. It is also said that a rosebush has grown in the heart of Adonis’ blood pool, the murdered lover of Aphrodite. In Christian mythology, it is also said that a rosebush would have grown on the site of the death of Christ.
The Red Rose- national flower of Botswana has lot of health and nutrition’s value. Rose petal contains Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Carbohydrate, Calories and Dietary fiber. Many herbal medicines are made of rose petal and hip (Fruit of rose called hip). Hip varies species wise, some hips are enormously rich with Vitamin C. Jam, Jelly can make by rose hip.
To sum up, the Red Rose national flower of Botswanais the symbol of love & beauty, the honor, the faith, the devotion, passion and sensuality of the nation.