Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The National Flower of Oman---a suggestion

After a debate last night, MOP proved that he was right, and indeed, Oman has no national flower.

However, in light of that, I propose that the Omani lime tree be considered for the national flower, since, well, date trees and species would automatically be assumed by every Arab GCC nation as their national "flower or tree or what have you" and then, well, differing species of date trees are awfully hard to differentiate from one another by botanical sketch.... At least to my poor gardener's eyes.

MOP's suggestion was for the luban tree, or for a desert rose, or something.

2 comments:

Aishelaqtta said...

Not that I think we have a national flower, but I always assumed the Sultan Qaboos Rose was just that ,but then it has been specifically identified for HM.

"'Sultan Qaboos Rose' (Rosa Metixia of the floribunda variety) was named after His Majesty the Sultan in recognition of his role in bringing progress and peace to his people by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1990. The Rose made its first official appearance in April 1990 at the International Garden and Greenery Exhibition in Osaka, which attracted admiring glances for its blood red colour and gentle fragrance, and more importantly for its ability to thrive in cold and hot climates."

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

Is it even native to Oman? No... I think that would be silly... to just make up a flower... I always find that part of botany to be so weird and alien...

But I'm sure it would look nicer on heraldry than lime blossoms etc....

Thanks Aishlaqtta I didn't even know it existed;)