What Is The National Flower of Latvia?
Daisy is the national flowerof Latvia. Chrysanthemum leucanthemumis the scientific name of Daisy. Daisy is also known as ‘Pipene in Latvia. It is a very attractive flower. It is sweet scented and waxy and it grows in the wild too.
In Latvian environments, the typical or wild daisy blossoms from June till September. Daisies are a very widespread flower and are often used in flower arrangements or given as presents.
Facts about Latvia’s National Flower (Daisy)
- Common Name: Daisy, Pipene
- Genus: Chrysanthemum
- Species: leucanthemum
- Found in: Canary Island, Spain, Latvia and most region of Europe
- Color: White
- Number of petals: 10
- Form of the plant: Small shrub
- Time of blooming: From June till September
- Purpose: Decorative plant
- Symbolism: Patriotism
Daisy belongs to Asteraceae Family. Asteroideae is actually the Subfamily and Chrysanthemum is the genus of this flower. Its Latin name is Chrysanthemumleucanthemum and butterflies love them the most. It is a very common flower but it is very a beautiful flower. Almost every gardener appreciates Daisy. They are like little shrubs.
They rise up to one-to-three feet in height. These flowers are well-known for their great season eminence as they can be cultivated in Fall Bloom, Spring Bloom, and Summer Bloom. Daisy is existing in white, purple, pink, and yellow in color depending on its species. These flowers are native flowers to the Canary Island, Spain, Latvia and most region of Europe. Marguerite daisies are typically used as an ornamental garden plant.
It is used to decorate wedding reception and beds of garden. It is the native habitation of some species of butterflies. Marguerite daisies are being endangered by humans and animals. At least 2 species are greatly endangered, and 1 is critically endangered. They are spherical and have almost 10 soft and eye-catching petals with greenish flashy leaves attached to the stem of the flower. According to history, when Princess Margrethe was born in 1940, soon after the Nazi invasion of Denmark, protruding jewelers made the Daisy jewelry.
It was a tribute to the princess of Denmark. It became very popular soon and also it became a symbol of patriotism. It is said that the Daisy flower is the favorite flower of the princess who is now Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. She often wears, various types of the jewelry. Women of Latvia also like to wear it on festive occasions. It is a token of their roots. Children and babysitters who wanted to get rid of boredom used daisies to craft chains. This has been done for many centuries.
Daisy leaves are appetizing. Some people add them to salads. Wild daisy teas are thought to be helpful for throat affections. It is also placed on open wounds and thought as a “blood purifier”. There is no scientific study to prove these statements from traditions. People, greatly allergic to ragweed are possibly be also allergic to daisies or any merchandise crafted with daisies.
To sum up, the national flower of Latvia, Daisy is the people’s favorite flower in Latvia. It is the symbol of patriotism. Because of it beauty, significance and uses it became the national flower symbol of Latvia.