Russia is a huge country in terms of area. Due to its large size, the country has continental weather. It also has a diverse landscape and so, various types of flowers can thrive in the country. Some of the flowers grown in the country are not native to Russia. For example, Chamomile, which is Russia’s national flower, is not native to the country. Even sunflower, which is grown throughout the country, is not native to Russia. However, there are various native flowers of Russia that are very popular worldwide.
Most of the time, people do not even realize that these flowers come from a different part of the world. Some of the native flowers of Russia are mentioned below.
Maltese cross or lychnis chalcedonica, has been grown in the country for three hundred years. It is quite popular outside Russia and was bought to Europe during the time of the Crusades. The flower is bright orange or red in color and grows in clusters. It looks like a cross due to which, it has been given the name ‘Maltese cross’. It is usually cultivated as an ornamental flower and is native to central and eastern European Russia (Photo Credit: The Real Estreya/Flickr).
Baby’s Breath or gypsophila paniculata, is commonly used as a filler in floral arrangements. It can be found in bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. The flower represents everlasting love, happiness and purity of the heart. It can be found among wedding flowers and is commonly used in brides’ bouquets. Besides this, it is given on the birth of a new baby and to expectant mothers. The flower is also used in crafts as it can be dried easily. The flower is quite small and is commonly white or pink in color (Photo Credit: somegeekintn/Flickr).
Blue butterfly larkspur got its name due to its bright blue color. It is also known as Chinese larkspur or Siberian larkspur as it grows in China and Siberia. It is commonly used in summer bouquets (Photo Credit: William Allen, Image Historian/Flickr).
Some sources claim that this is the national flower of Russia. It is usually found in the northern hemisphere and thrives in areas burned by fire. The flower has four petals, which can be magenta or pink in color (Photo Credit: John Van Atta/Flickr).
The above are a few of the native flowers of Russia. In addition to them, many other local and imported varieties are grown in the country. The local flowers are cheaper but sometimes, their quality is not very good. Still, the flowers of Russia are quite attractive and popular worldwide as mentioned above.
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