Pride of Barbados - Dwarf Poinciana
The Pride of Barbados blooms all year round, the more common varieties are a fiery red and yellow "sunset color" although other variations can be found. The flower has five petals with a yellow margin in a pyramidal inflorescence. Each flower is about 1˝ inches across with five sepals. The branches a prickly and the leaves are large and doubly compound.
Bougainvilleas are widely-grown and popular tropical vines whose main attractions are very colorful bracts or leaves. These bracts are mistaken by many as the flowers of the plant because of their prominence. The flowers are actually the trumpet-like, small, white and inconspicuous items surrounded by the bracts. Each cluster of three flowers has three to six bracts surrounding them.
Pride of Tobago – Chaconia
This flower, known by its long sprays of magnificent vermilion usually blooms around the time of the nation’s anniversary of Independence. As an indigenous flower it can be said that it has been witness to our entire history. In this way it represents the cycles of life and the continuity of the nation. The color of this bloom also echoes the symbolism found in the red of the Flag and on the Shield of the Coat of Arms.
The Rose and Marguerite
Unlike other Island St. Lucia carries two nation flowers the Rose and the Marguerite are the symbols of the two flower societies of Saint Lucia. They emerged as winners of the National Flower Competition in September 1985. The national are associated with the Flower Festivals.
The Dagger Log's
Yellow flowers rise from the large rosette formed by the Agave plant. Years ago, fishing rafts were made from the flower's log (or stem) and fishing bait was made from the white interior pulp of the leaves.
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