What Is The National Flower of Slovakia?
The Rose is the national flower of Slovakia. The scientific name of Rose is Rosa Rugosa. It is a deciduous shrub of the Rosaceae family. It also called Japanese Rose. The Rose, the national flower of Slovakia, also the world most recognized symbol of love and beauty (also war and politics). It is the best gift item that is well accepted to all. There is no human being but loves Rose.The first appearance of Rose in Slovakia was 35 million years ago, the world was very different at that time.
It became the symbol of many emotions of the world. The perfume of rose petal has always attracted human being. The Rose is native to North and middle of China but now it cultivated all over the country of Slovakia. National flower symbol of Slovakia, 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 Slovakia (Rose)
- Common Name: Rose
- Genus: Rosa
- Species: Rugosa
- Found in: All over Slovakia, Central Europe 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
National Flower of Slovakia – Rose is distinguished and significantly most beloved flower in the universe. Rose has more than 100 different species, lion’s share of which is growing in Asia. Rest of the part is 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 Bulgaria, Czech, Ecuador, Iraq, Luxemburg, Iran, Rumania and Slovakia.
And it is 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 colorful Rose. They also decorated their rooms by Rose.
The Rose represents her as symbol by color species. Red Rose is the symbol of Love. The white stands for purity, orange stands for excitement, pink is for delight and yellow stands for friendship. The dark Red Rose said as black stands for sorrow. Pink Roses have some extra ordinary indication of feelings:
- a) Light Pink Rose: Perfect for showing admiration and gentleness.
- b) Medium Pink Rose: Perfect for congratulate, cheer up and obviously for first love.
- c) Dark Pink Rose: Perfect for expressing appreciation, gratitude and thanks.
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 Rose, theNational Flower of Slovakia has lot of health and nutritious value.
Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Calcium, Carbohydrate, Iron, Dietary fiber, and Calories are enriched in the Rose petals. Many herbal medicines are made from Rose petals and hip (fruit of Rose is called hip). Hip varies species wise; some of hips enormously rich with Vitamin C. Jam, jelly can make by rose hip.
To sum up, the Rose, the National Flower of Slovakia is the symbol of love & beauty, the honor, the faith, the devotion, passion and sensuality. The people of Slovakiaare right to select it as the National Flower of Slovakia.