Cornflower, or knapweed, is the national flower of Germany, according to National Flowers. The blue cornflower is often a staple in German gardens and is available as both a perennial and as an annual.
Knapweed is a tougher variety of cornflower that often paints meadows and fields a bright blue. This flower is often kept away from gardens due to its tendency to dominate. Herbalists make a healing eye lotion out of a decoction of the cornflower's leaves.
Germany's national tree is the oak tree, and the national bird is the eagle. Germany's national motto is "Einigkeit und Recht und Freheit," meaning "Unity and Justice and Freedom."Learn More
Canada does not have an officially designated national flower. However, each of the 10 Canadian provinces has an official flower. These 10 provinces comprise the second-largest country in the world.Full Answer >
No individual flower serves as the national flower for Great Britain itself. Instead, each province within Great Britain has its own national flower. England has the rose, Scotland has the thistle, Wales has the daffodil and Northern Ireland has the shamrock.Full Answer >
Italy's national flower is the lily, and it symbolically represents purity and refined beauty. Based on its color and type, different meanings are attached to lilies.Full Answer >
The German flag is made of the three colors: black, red and gold, and each color symbolizes a different concept. The colors are actually very similar to the colors used by the Roman Empire's imperial coat of arms.Full Answer >