Thursday, January 21, 2010

Provincial Floral Emblems

Today as I was doing my chores a faint smell came across me in my daydreams.  And that is the scent of a woodland filled with our provincial flower which is a trillium.  When they are in full bloom you have nothing but a white carpet of a 3 petaled flower and along with that that spring floral scent.  Just beautiful.

So I wanted to know what the other provincial flower is for each. So here we go.

Alberta Provincial Flower Wild Rose

BC Provincial Flower Pacific Dogwood

Manitoba Provincial Flower Prairie Crocus

New Brunswick Provincial Flower Purple Violet

Newfoundland Provincial Flower Pitcher Plant

NWT Official Flower Mountain Avens

Nova Scotia Provincial Flower Mayflower

Nunavut Official Flower Purple Saxifrage

Ontario Provincial Flower White Trillium

PEI Provincial Flower Lady's Slipper

Quebec Provincial Flower Blue Flag

(replaced the fleur-de-lis)

Saskatchewan Provincial Flower Western Red Lily

Yukon Official Flower Fireweed

Well I sure got a geography lesson and I'm sure glad I did.  I wonder why I never looked into this before.  Now I could have learned this way back in primary school, but that was a long time ago and it's just not something I would remember then. 
Hope you all enjoyed your lesson today too.

Happy Gardening


  1. I do remember learning this in school, but that was a long time ago. I had forgotten some of them, so thank you for reminding me. The trilliums are very beautiful when in full flower.

  2. All pretty flowers. I think most of us in the U.S. need frequent geography lessons!

  3. Thankfully in the UK we only had to remember England, Scotland, Wales and NIreland national flowers for Brownies and GirlGuides.

    I've never grown a trillium yet in my garden.

  4. What a beautiful and interesting post!! Love seeing all of the provincial flowers, fantastic idea to put them all together. :)