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Flowers Of The Canadian Provinces And Territories

Unique floral emblems represent the Canadian provinces and territories. These symbols represent sovereignty and the various provincial identities. They express the different characteristics of a province or an area. The provincial flower symbols explain the flora of an area. Below is a detailed analysis of the various floral emblems of different provinces and territories of Canada.

13. Yukon - Fireweed

The fireweed is a perennial herbaceous plant native to the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. In some parts of Canada, the fire herb is recognized as the great fireweed. The Fireweed has a reddish stem that rises to a height of about 0.5-2.5 m and has leaves that are scattered and spiral-shaped. The flower is edible and is also a source of vitamin C and provitamin A. The fireweed is the official flower symbol of Yukon, Canada.

12. Saskatchewan - Western Red Lily

The western lily, scientifically known as Lilium philadelphicum, is a perennial species of lily native to North America. The Lilium philadelphicum is diverse in Canada and dominates British Columbia and Quebec. This type of lily grows to about 30-90 cm tall and forms orange or red flowers between June and August. The western red lily is listed as an endangered species as its status is threatened. The western red lily is a provincial floral emblem of Saskatchewan, Canada. Because of this, the Provincial Emblems and Honors Act prohibits its plucking, uprooting, and even destroying it.

11. Quebec - Blue Flag Iris

The blue flag iris is a type of iris known scientifically as Iris versicolor and is native to North America. The blue flag iris is diverse in eastern Canada and the eastern United States. Iris versicolor is a perennial plant that grows to about 10-80 cm high and has blue flowers. Quebec adopted the blue flag as an official floral emblem after abandoning the use of the Madonna Lily, which was not native to the region.

10. Prince Edward Island - women's shoe

Scientifically known as Cypripedium acaule, the pink lady's slipper is an orchid belonging to the genus Cypripedium. The lady's slipper is diverse in Canada as it lives in every province except British Columbia. The lady's slipper plant has two leaves that are close to the ground and a stem that sprouts to hold a single pink flower. Prince Edward Island in Canada uses the pink women's shoe as the official flower symbol.

9. Ontario - White Trillium

Trillium grandiflorum is a type of perennial herbaceous plant native to North America that extends from northern Qu├ębec to the southern United States. In Canada, this plant is also diverse in British Columbia. The white trillium is famous for its three-petalled white flowers. The flower is the official provincial emblem of Ontario, Canada and is featured on the province's official flag.

8. Nunavut - Purple Saxifrage

The purple saxifrage, scientifically known as saxifraga oppositifolia, is a type of low-growing edible plant found in the arctic and high mountain regions. The plant grows about 3-5 cm and has woody branches that lie close to the ground. The plant blooms in spring through summer. It thrives in environments from cold temperatures to arctic habitats. The purple saxifrage is the flower symbol of Nunavut, Canada.

7. Nova Scotia - Mayflower

The Mayflower, also known as the trailing arbutus, is a shrub in the Ericaceae family. Its habitats range from Newfoundland to Kentucky. The plant works well in moist and acidic soils. The flowers of the Mayflower are pink and turn almost white. In Canada, the Mayflower is the symbol of Nova Scotia.

6. Northwest Territories - Mountain Hills

Mountain Avens, scientifically known as the Dryas Octopetala, is an arctic-alpine flowering evergreen subshrub in the Rosaceae family. The name Octapetala comes from its eight petals, which are a unique feature of the rest of the Rosaceae family. The Dryas Octopetala is diverse in the mountainous regions that dominate the Arctic regions, the mountainous region of Scandinavia, and the Canadian Rockies. The Northwest Territories of Canada recognize the Dryas octopetala as their official floral emblem.

5. Newfoundland and Labrador - purple pitcher plant

The purple jug is a carnivorous plant in the Sarraceniaceae family. Its habitat extends from the east coast and the Gulf Coast of the United States, all regions of Canada except Nunavut and Yukon, Alaska, and Washington State. The purple pitcher plant thrives in temperate climates. Like all other carnivorous plants, the purple pitcher plant gets its nutrients by ingesting prey. This type of pitcher is the floral emblem of Newfoundland, Canada.

4. New Brunswick - Purple Violet

The purple violet, scientifically known as viola, is the largest genus in the Violaceae family as it has species between 525-600. Most viola species are common in the temperate northern hemisphere. Some species are perennial, others are annual, and some are shrubs. The viola has heart-shaped leaves and flowers that rise from the ground. The colors of the viola flowers range from purple to shades of blue to white, yellow and cream. The purple violet is the national emblem of New Brunswick.

3. Manitoba - prairie crocus

Prairie crocus, scientifically known as the Pulsatilla patens, is a flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family and is native to Canada, Europe, China, Mongolia, Russia, and the United States. The population of prairie crocus is decreasing due to the interaction between the short-grass prairie and the prairie crocus ecosystems. In Canada, the province of Manitoba uses the pulsatilla as an official flower.

2. British Columbia - Pacific Dogwood

The Pacific dogwood also has names such as the western dogwood, the California dogwood, or the mountain dogwood. This dogwood species is native to western North America from British Columbia to California. The Pacific dogwood ranges from small to medium in size and reaches a height of around 10-25 m. There may be 8-12 leaves on this plant. British Columbia uses the Pacific Dogwood as its official floral emblem.

1. Alberta Wild Rose

The scientific name of the wild rose is Rosa acicularis. Other names that the flower is named include the prickly rose, the prickly wild rose, the bristly rose, and the arctic rose. The Rosa acicularis is diverse in North America, Asia, and Europe. This plant is a deciduous shrub that grows to about 1-3 m tall and has pinnate leaves. The wild rose has pink flowers and is the official provincial flower of the Province of Alberta in Canada.


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