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Friday, November 15, 2013

Province Flowers of Sweden

Province Flowers of Sweden 
The national flower of Sweden is the Linnea Borealis ( Twin Flower ),The flower is a very delicate plant which grows just 1 inch high in the deep shadow of the Northern spruce forests. It was named after Linnaeus who was the Swedish 'father of taxonomy'.who widely recognised as the Swedish father of taxonomy. 
Sweden's provinces has an official flower.Province flowers are species of plants selected to represent each province of Sweden. The origin of province flowers came from the American idea of state flowers, and was brought to Sweden by August Wickström and Paul Petter Waldenström in 1908. Waldenström published the proposal to introduce province flowers in the May 288, 1908 edition of the newspaper Stockholms Dagblad, and requested suggestions of species from the country's botanics. A list was put together on June 7, 1908, by professor Veit B. Wittrock from the Botanical Garden in Stockholm.[1] Scania and Hälsingland violently opposed the plants that were selected to represent them; Scania was given European Beech but wanted oxeye daisy, while Hälsingland was given Scots Pine but wanted flax. Erik E:son Hammar, a pastor and politician in Sweden, granted the two provinces' wish to change their province flowers in 1909.There is still debate amongst several other provinces over which species should represent them and they have therefore been given two province flowers.

Sweden Provinces Map

National flower ( Linnea Borealis )

Angermannia ( Heartsease ) 

Blechingia ( 1 Quercus Robur )

Blechingia ( 2 Verbascum thapsus )

Bahusia ( Lonicera Periclymenum )

Dalecarlia ( 1 Harebell )

Dalecarlia ( 2 Spreading Bellflower  )

Dalia ( Myosotis Scorpioides )

Gestricia ( Lily Of The Valley )

Gotlandia ( Hedera helix Plant )

Hallandia ( Hairy Greenweed )

Helsingia ( Flax )

Herdalia ( 1 Pulsatilla vernalis )

Herdalia ( 2 Viola biflora )

Jemtia  ( Nigritella Nigra )

Lapponia Suecana ( Dryas Octopetala )

Medelpadia ( 1 Globe Flower )

Medelpadia ( 2 Picea abies )

Nericia ( Primula Veris )

Norbothnia ( Rubus Arcticus )

Olandia ( Helianthemum oelandicum )

Ostrogothia ( Centaurea Cyanus )

Scania ( Oxeye Daisy )

Smolandia ( Twin Flower )

Sudermannia ( white waterlily )

Uplandia ( Fritillaria Meleagris )

Vestmannia ( European Mistletoe )

Vestrobothnia ( Pedicularis Sceptrum Carolinum )

Wermlandia ( Chickweed wintergreen )

Westrogothia ( Calluna vulgaris )

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