What is Italy's national flower?

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.

White lilies represent modesty and virginity, orange is for passion, yellow symbolizes gaiety, and Lily of the Valley represents sweetness and purity. Easter lilies are trumpet-shaped, white and waxy flowers that are a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Oil extracted from lilies softens skin and promotes healing. The oils are used in massage, facial treatments and baby products. In the warm Spring months, the Alpine lily blankets fields in Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park in northern Italy.

Q&A Related to "What is Italy's national flower?"
Italy does not actually have an official national flower. There is quite a bit of discrepancies regarding this, however. Some of the cities and areas within Italy have flowers. For
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Food_and_Drinks/Foo...
bud bud my buttox.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_national_f...
The Italians use flowers to convey many of their customs, values, and beliefs. The traditional symbolic flowers of Italy are the rose, the white poppy or lily, violets, and the lilac
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5729411_italy_s-flowers_...
Cattleya Trianae.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_colombia's_natio...
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what is the national flower of italy
Explore this Topic
Italy has no national bird. They are however, known to use the Italian Wolf, a relative of the Grey Wolf as their national animal or emblem. You can find more ...
The national costume of Italy has its roots in the Roman Empire. Men mainly wear black with dress shoes and loafers. Women basic garment is the stola, which is ...
Panama's national flower is The Flower of the Holy Spirit. It is a rare orchid and is found in the El Valle de Anton of Cocle. It is a white flower that blooms ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com