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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Lotus Flower also typical for Thailand
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Submitted: Thursday, 11th August, 2011 14:34 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 11th January, 2009
Focal length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F3.6
ISO: 100
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