What Is The National Flower of Nepal?
Red Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. RhododendronFerrugineum is the scientific name of Rhododendron. The national flower of Nepal Rhododendron is commonly known as LaliGurans in Nepali. When a state body selects a symbol for the state it should represent extraordinary design, quality, expression cultural, traditional, and religious background, which go back thousands of years for its popularities.
According to the record, in 1901, the then outgoing Governor George Atkinson admiring the eye-catching flowering plant said,“ I know none more beautiful than Rhododendron” and state bodies select Red Rhododendron as the National flower of Nepal. LaliGurans is also the State flower of West Virginia since 1903. Rhododendron the National flower of Nepal is proud of its beauty. Nepal is proud of the beauty of Red Rhododendron.
The red Rhododendron is the favorite Nepal national flower symbol of the Nepali people. It comes from a healthy family of flowering plants. The Rhododendron has 1000 species or more. At least 2800 new varieties of Rhododendron are found all over the world. In spite of Nepal, it is native to Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. In forests, tropical rainforests, coniferous and temperate, and mountains it can find. At least 30 species of Red Rhododendron orLaliGurans found in the Nepali hill area, which is very much attractive and fabulous.
Facts About Rhododendron/LaliGurans
- Common Name: Rhododendron/LaliGurans
- Genus: Rhododendron
- Species: Ferrugenium
- Found in: Himalayan foothills, also more or less found all over the world.
- Color: Red, white, pastel, orange, golden, pink, and purple.
- Number of petals: 5-100
- Form of the tree: Round
- Time of blooming: Spring
- Purpose: Fragrant
- Leaves: Ornamental
Description of Rhododendron
Nepal national flower Rhododendrons are cultivated in bush form. According to the variety, it can grow up to 98feet in height and a minimum of 3.9 inches. As per variety, the leaves of rhododendron are deviation in their size and shape. Some of them are evergreen and some of the deciduous leaves. The evergreen-type leaves are generally large and paddle shape but the deciduous leaves are elliptical and small in size. Red Rhododendron, the National flower of Nepal has a specialty in her flowering.
It blooms in spring which means from the month of March or April. At the flourishing time, Red Rhododendron decorated the whole of the garden with its natural beauty. Nobody can leave the garden without seeing its beauty with the marvelous color combination of green and red. The green forest the like a decorated bridge.
Most of the girls in Nepal beautify their hair by LaliGurans. Butterflies and Bees gathered in the forest for sucking its juice. Not only have the insect, but people also come for the same. The taste of LaliGurans is a sweet and little bit sour. Many kinds of medicine are made of rhododendron or Ligurians that help to cure headaches, diarrhea, dysentery, and kidney dieses. Most of the people in Nepal have a common belief that if a fishbone is stuck in anybody’s throat, it can dissolve by drinking a sip of rhododendron or Ligurians juice.
To sum up, Red Rhododendron or Lali Gurans flower is the most lovable flower in Nepal. It is the Queen of flowers in Nepal. All the people in Nepal respect it as a symbol of beauty as well as their National Symbol. Red Rhododendron or LaliGurans the National Flowers of Nepal, which beautifies the forest of Nepal and also beautifies Nepal as well.
Lali Gurans are found at altitudes as low as 1,200 meters and as high as 3,600 meters. The flower grows throughout the whole length of Nepal and is remarkably colored in all shades of red, pink, and white.