Countries and their stereotypical flowers

Challenge #40 in the Just Because series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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The Netherlands is known for their tulips, Australian is known for its Waratah. Show me a photo of a flower that is stereotypically from a country. Include in the description the name of the flower and what country it is known for.
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Kangaroo Paw -- West Australia
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This unusual Western Australian wildflower is known as 'Kangaroo Paw" and is the state flower of W.A. The bloom shown here would be about the size of the palm of a hand
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Submitted: Monday, 8th August, 2011 11:51 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 17th October, 2007
Focal length: 13.06 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 50
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