The National Flower of Egypt is White Egyptian Lotus. The White Egyptian lotus have a deep relation with ancient Egyptian culture. Egypt was the first country who identify the national plants and flowers. Lotus is commonly known as the water lily. Egypt ( Misr, In the Arabic language) is one of the countries which has largest ancient history. Despite the aridity factor many popular flowers like Rose Richards, Egyptian Lotus, Immortelle Lychnis, Jasmine, Narcissus bulbs, Acacia, Sesban, Epilobium, hismum, Chrysanthemum, Cornflower, Red poppy, Arum, Dragonwort, Crinum ,Papyrus, Iris Albicans are native to Egypt.
Interesting Facts about White Egyptian Lotus.
The White Egyptian lotus also know as Tiger Lotus and Egyptian white water-lily belongs to Nymphaeaceae family with Nymphaea as a genus. It is Native to some part Asia , East Africa and Romania (Europe). It grows up to 45cm in height. It is an aquatic flower. They are rooted underwater and the leaves of water lily float on the water surface. It is 8 inches in diameter. It possesses sharp and pointed petals. It has a unique trait, it opens in the morning and close at night. It is found in marshy Places, Ponds and acidic water. It has many medical uses and also consider in decoration . Many people take a bowl and fill it its water and then put a lotus on it.
Why is Lotus the National Flower of Egypt?
Egypt has a great history not only in regard to religion but als o with the flower lotus. It was worshiped by egyptian people in ancient times, For them lotus in pious flower despite marshy place it is clean.For them, it was the symbol of existence and creation. The ancient Egyptian considered it as the symbol of strength and power. The White Egyptian Lotus have a deep history with antient religions. These are the some hilighted reason which made it the National Flower of Egypt.