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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Puyas (the tallest)
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Puya Raimondi, also known as Queen of the Andes - Perú. This plant has a gigantic inflorescence. It reaches up to 10 m height, with more than three thousand flowers and six million seeds in each plant. Its biological cycle is approximately 40 years.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 9th August, 2011 04:42 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 10th October, 2009
Focal length: 5.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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