What Is The National Flower of Canada?
Canada Has No Official National Flower. In a nation-wide poll that ended on Canada Day, 80% of almost 10,000 people picked bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis) as their choice for a national flower. The flower is known as Quatre-temps in French and kawiscowimin in Cree.
Bunchberry changes with the seasons, just like Canada does, says Hulbert, with white flowers in late spring, red berries in summer, and red leaf color in fall, which may explain why it has Canadensis — “of Canada” — in its botanical name.