Purple Leaf Sand Cherry-Prunus x cistena ( Image: Dick Attaway )

Prunus x cistena is an oval shaped tree with purple foliage which is actually a large shrub and it is grown in full to part sun. Prunus x cistena, the Purple leaf sand cherry is a cross between Prunus pumila and Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’. The tree makes the garden or the place extremely exotic and beautiful for its purple spattering impact. Prunus x cistena also produces […]

Fantastic leaves of Acer palmatum ( Image: Dale Calder on flickr )

Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum‘ is a lovely maple tree of South East Asia which is famous for its alluring leaf shapes and colors. Acer palmatum is actually a small shrub which may have many trunks joining close to the ground and it can obtain an average height of 20 to 30 ft. […]

An exquisite Bee Orchid flower ( Image: eff cohen )

Bee Orchid is an exotic European flower which looks like an adorable resting place of a female bee. Bee Orchid is botanically known as Ophrys apifera which can grow up to 20 inches. Bee Orchid is commonly found in the Eastern Europe and in some parts of the rest of […]

The Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha): The national flower of Australia (Amy Dianna)

This is the last part of the National flowers series on the Lovely Planet. 76- Refflesia arnoldii: The national flower of Indonesia 77- Rhanterium epapposum: The national flower of Kuwait 78- Rhododendron flower: The national flower of Nepal 79- Rose: The national flower of Bulgaria 80- Rose: The national flower […]

Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima): The national flower of Barbados (DoN's Image)

This is the second part of the national flowers series on the lovely planet. Look at these striking images of the national flowers captured by awesome photographers. The long list of the National Flowers of the Lovely Planet is divided it into three parts for your interest. Check out these […]

Carnation: The national flower of Slovenia ( Image: Lucky Hidden Dragon )

Floram emblems are also one of the important national symbols of many countries that actually represent the nature and geography of that country. Some countries have further associated the specific flowers to their native territories. In fact, if some countries have not described any particular flower as their floral emblem, […]

Litchi chinensis or Lychee: The National fruit of Japan Image: Zelia Doneux Rebske )

National Fruits are also one of the significant national emblems of many countries of the lovely planet. Some countries have officially designated their national fruits while some of them have done it unofficially. The list of the national fruits of the lovely planet is as under; 1- Ackee: The National […]