Iris is the national flower of France. Iris Germanica is the scientific name of France national flower Iris. It comes from Iridaecae family. Once it was cultivated on the house roof in Japan and China it knew as roof Iris. Every country deserves to designate their national emblems to signify its own identity.
It may be designed or visual object but it should represent quality, type expression and culture etc. Whereas the flower is one of the important parts of the national emblem, they should traditional or religious background, which has taken back hundreds or thousands of years. On the other hand, it can select on the basis of public interest or popularity. Iris means ‘rainbow’ in the Greek language.
There are mind-blowing colors have in Iris flower-like orange, pink, white brown, blue, purple, and lavender. If the gardener planted Iris plant in the same part of the garden with the color variety, it can show a rainbow spectrum at the time of blooming. The people of France were enormously attracted to Iris like other countries and causing the state body happily adopted the Iris as the national flower and flower symbol of France.
Facts about France National Flower (Iris)
Common Name: France Iris.
Species: I. germanica
Found in: Native to Central Europe and hot & humid southeastern America
Color: orange, pink, white brown, blue, purple and lavender
Number of petals: 6
Time of blooming: June or early summer.
Habitat: Ornamental, gardens, roadsides, shores, sometimes wild.
Symbolism: Royalty, Hope, Faith, Bravery and Wisdom.
The national flower of France Irishas some common names known as Rhizomatous Iris, Bearded Iris, German Iris, Iris Kochi, Blue flag Iris and also three groups are draft, intermediate and tall. Tall Irises are bearded and it is populous for home gardening and landscapes. Iris kochii is native to northern Italy and it has deep blue-purple flowers. All the variety and types of Iris flowers have long stalk. It has six petals which three are upward and rest three sagging down. France National Flower
Iris plant belongs 3 to 10 sword shape bluish-green leaves. The stem of Iris is erected up to 38” and can produced more than 10 buds. At least 300 variety of Iris cultivates all over the world. Most of Iris in all variety and color are originated of Asia and Europe.After flourishing the Iris flower lasting only three days. They attract bees and hummingbirds though its fragrance. Bees and hummingbirds take responsibility for pollinate the flowers.
It grows in rich and well-drained moist soil with full of sun naturally near river banks, foot of the cold rocky hills, and semi-desert area. Usually the Iris flower are being consider as ornamental flower, decoration of hoses and beautification of lawn and premises. It also used in may purposes.
In the ancient Indian and Egyptian culture Iris rhizomes were uses for making perfume that offer to the gods and orris bi-product also used to religious purpose. Also some of the medicines are made of Iris root. They are the medicine for Syphilis, dropsy, Stomach problem and skin infection. Iris flower can signify emotions on the basis of color. Like as, purple iris for wisdom, white for purity, blue for faith and yellow for passion. Iris is not only the national flower of France but also the national flower of Algeria and Jordan and the state flower of Tennessee.
To sum up, Iris is the people’s favorite national flower in France. It is the national symbol of France, which symbolizes Royalty, Hope, Faith, Bravery, and Wisdom.
✅Why is the Iris the National Flower of France?
The iris, or fleur-de-lis, has been used to represent French royalty since the 13th century and is said to signify perfection, light, and life.
✅Is iris Same as lily?
Overall, the flowers of the Iris family look much like the Lilies. One key difference is that the leaves of the Irises all lay together at the base of the plant in a flat plane.