Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Q8 National Flower
The selection of the national flower is not a random one, and the choice involves consideration of environmental aspects, historical roots and abundance, as well as economic value to the state. Despite the fierce competition between desert flora, it was the Arfaj that claimed the crown and became known as the national flower.
French botanist Renato Desfontaines, in his encyclopedia "Flora Atlantica," described the Arfaj as one of the best types of flora in the area, noting that while it was rare in many countries, it covered 30 percent of Kuwait's surface area around the year. He also notes that the plant is thorn-free and has a sweet fragrant.