Hibiscus Syriacus: The National Flower of South Korea

The National Flower of south Korea is Hibiscus syriacus. Hibiscus syriacus is the species of a flowering plant. The “mungunghwa” is the Korean name of Hibiscus syriacus which means eternity. It is cultivated on a large scale in the south Korea, it is widely popular among the Korean people not because of its beauty but its deep relation with Korea.

National flower of south korea

Interesting facts about hibiscus Syracuse.

Hibiscus syriacus belongs to Malvaceae family and Hibiscus as the genus. It is found mostly in Asia and have many names which include Rose of Sharon (in north-America), Rosemallow ( in United kingdom), and St joseph’s rod ( in Italy). It is a Vase-shaped flowering part with the hardy shrub that can grow 2m to 4m in height, it is available in selective colors, they are usually in pink, dark pink that looks like purple sometimes light pink or white. It bloom in summer, from June to October and require a medium amount of water. They possess showy flowers with about 5 petals and shaded with usually light pink color at the center and anther between it. They are not only loved by the native people but they also have the ability to attract butterflies.

Why  Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South-Korea?

The Core reason for which Hibiscus Syracuse is the national flower of South Korea is that, its abundance throughout the country and it is used in the national anthem of South Korea It is highly loved flower not only in South Korea but also to the other native people and it also appear in the national emblem of the country. According to them, it symbolizes the infinite love for the country and countrymen. It is cultivated on a large scale in South Korea.

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