What is Italy's national flower?

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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.

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Italy does not have an official national flower. However Italy does sometimes use the lily. But the lily does not officially represent Italy, it is the coat of arms for the Medici
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CYCLAMEN. Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of perennials growing from tubers, valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves. Cyclamen species are native
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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
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