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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Kowhai, New Zealand
by franzm
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The Kowhai tree is iconic to New Zealanders. The tree is ablaze with yellow flowers in spring time and very much loved by the Tui bird for it's sweet nectar.
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Submitted: Sunday, 14th August, 2011 09:26 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 1st October, 2008
Focal length: 41.9 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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