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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Though the Dahlia is native to Central America, it's an extremely popular garden flower in North America as well and I see them absolutely everywhere up here in the United States in all locations that I have lived.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 10th August, 2011 07:34 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 14th September, 2010
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 200
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