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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Close-up composition yellow tulips. Although tulips are associated with Holland, both the flower and its name originated in the Ottoman Empire. The tulip, or lale (from Persian لاله, lâleh) as it is called in Turkey, is a flower indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia.
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Submitted: Saturday, 13th August, 2011 02:56 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 5th April, 2010
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 100
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