In the VIP section, we viewed the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore's floral emblem
, chosen for its bright colours - including white, pinkish purple and orange - and resilience.
The rose is an exquisite flower, and it represents the United States as the national floral emblem
. Not only has the rose been in existence for thousands of years, it features thousands of varieties that have evolved over decades and centuries.
The Australian government sent a cot blanket made from Tasmanian merino wool and embroidered with the country's floral emblem
Sheaves of wheat, representing Alberta's prairies, and wild roses, the floral emblem
of Alberta, are engraved alternately on-the crown.
Flowers abound; the Turkish floral emblem
is the tulip--in fact the word tulip is derived from the Turkish turban.
The piece is inspired by the city's Bauhinia floral emblem
and embellished with different coloured petals to signify Hong Kong's cultural diversity.
Deft digital manipulation transmutes the anodyne romance of woman-as-flower into a picture of facial deformation and woman's suffocation, by a floral emblem
of female humility and uncomplaining devotion.
The floral emblem
PS1 coins, which began last year with a rose for England and a daffodil for Wales, will continue with the addition of coins featuring a thistle for Scotland or a flax plant for Northern Ireland.
Thanks to author Hitchcock, the Golden Wattle was named Australia's national floral emblem
on September 1, 1988; Hitchcock is now known throughout Australia as The Wattle Lady for her leading role in establishing National Wattle Day.
Featuring a wealth of full-color photography throughout, A Celebration of Wattle: Australia's National Floral Emblem
is a revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1991 publication "Wattle", an in-depth scrutiny of Australia's beloved flowering plant, from its natural history and propagation to its cherished role in Australian culture.