What Is The National Flower of Tibet?
Red Rhododendron is the national flowerof Tibet. RhododendronFerrugineum is the scientific name of Rhododendron.Thenational flower of TibetRhododendron is commonly known as LaliGurans in Tibetian. When a state body selects a symbol for the state it should represent extra ordinary design, quality, expression cultural, traditional and religious back ground, 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 National flower of Tibet. LaliGurans is also the State flower of West Virginia from 1903. Rhododendron the National flower of Tibet is the proud of beauty. Tibet is proud of the beauty of Red Rhododendron.
Facts about Tibet’s National Flower [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
Red Rhododendron is the favorite national flower symbol of the Tibetianpeople. It comes from healthy family of flowering plant. The Rhododendron has 1000 species or more. At least 2800 new variety of Rhododendron found in all over the world. In spite of Tibet, it is native to Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. In forests, tropical rainforests, coniferous and temperate, and mountain it can found. At least 30 species of Red Rhododendron orLaliGurans found in the Tibetian hill area, which are very much attractive and fabulous. Rhododendronis cultivated in bush form. According to the variety it can grow up to 98feet height and minimum 3.9 inch.
As per variety the leaves of rhododendron are deviation in its size and shape. Some of them are evergreen and some of them deciduous leaves. The evergreen type leaves generally large and paddle shape but the deciduous leaves are elliptical and small in size.Red Rhododendron,the National flower of Tibethas specialty in her flowering. It blooms in spring thatmeans from the month of March or April. At the flourishing timeRed Rhododendron decorated whole of the garden with its natural beauty. Nobody can leave the garden without seeing its beauty with marvelous color combination of green and red. The green forest the like a decorated bridge. Most of the girls in Tibet beautifies their hair by LaliGurans. Butterflies and Bees gathered in the forest for sucking its juice.
Not only have the insect, people also come for the same. The taste of LaliGurans is sweet and little bit sour.Many kinds of medicine are made of the rhododendron or laligurans that help to cure head-ache, diarrhea, dysentery and kidney dieses. Most of the people in Tibet have a common belief that if a fish bone stuck any body’s throat, it can dissolve by drinking a sip of rhododendron or laligurans juice.
To sum up, Red Rhododendron or LaliGuransflower is the most lovable flower in Tibet. It is the Queen of flower in Tibet. All the people in Tibet respect it as symbol of beauty as well as their National Symbol. Red Rhododendron or LaliGurans the National Flowers of Tibet, which beautifies the forest ofTibet and also beautifiesTibet as well.