king protea

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Noun1.king protea - South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes
genus Protea - type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
protea - any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones
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The striking king protea (Protea cynaroides) is the South African national flower.
The emblem is one of the most famous in world rugby and had already been move to the right of the jersey in recent years to accommodate the country's general sport symbol, the king Protea, which now sits on the left.
In the Great Glasshouse, pictured right, there is a riot of Mediterranean spring colour and there is still time to see the beautiful king protea - the national flower of South Africa.