State Flower of Goa

Goa, much famous for its pristine beaches and the incredible coastline dotted with coconut palm trees, is the smallest state of India, situated between Karnataka to the east and south and Maharashtra to the north. The most significant language of Goa is Konkani and in Konkan flower means 'ful'. Flowers have always been a very intrinsic part of Goanese culture, so while searching for the best and most significant flowers in Goa, let's go into some more flower stories of Goa. The State Flower of Goa is the adorable Red Jasmine, scientifically named as Plumeria Rubra. 

Other than frangipani, or the State Flower of Goa, there are roses, jasmines, Doshni Ful, Abolim, Zayio, Dhallo etc. Women in Goa love to adorn themselves with these varieties of flowers, mostly in the time of the festivals. As many people decorate homes, churches, and temples with these flowers, including social gatherings, flowers hold a special place in people's hearts. Seasonally, different types of blooms can be seen in Goa in various locations. Some are used as medicinal purposes, too. There are whole lot of unique blossoms that are associated with the Goan landscape and climatic specialities, so, if you would like to explore some floral marvels, do peep in, here.  

Red Jasmine : This awesome Red Jasmine flower is also familiar as Frangipani, a mini tropical tree with a distinctive fragrance, hard to ignore. There are two different varieties of Red Jasmine, the evergreen ones that keep green all the twelve months around and deciduous variety whose leaves drop in the time of autumn. It has a long flowering time. 

Perfumed Passion Flower, Grape Leaved Passion Fruit : The fragrant passion flower is a vine with cylindric stems that are young and have reddish-brown hairs covering them. The flowers are gorgeous, bright red, and fragrant. The leaves have three lobes.

Amazon Lily : Belonging to the Nargis family South American origin Amazon Lily is a stunning shade-loving plant. The glossy, deep-green foliage is particularly alluring. White flowers with a huge bloom and a lovely perfume occasionally appear throughout the year. Although the mature bunches can bloom at various times throughout the year, spring blossoming is most common. It grows well in pots and prefers shade and protected settings.

Slender Dwarf Morning Glory : This Morning Glory herb tends to be quite hairy and is very slender, more or less branching, spreading or ascending. The oblong to oval leaves are covered in dense covering of white and silky hairs. The flowers are a 6-8 mm diameter and are a light blue colour.

Sweet Granadilla : In tropical and subtropical regions, it is grown commercially for its delicious, seedy fruit, which is known as passion fruit. The fruit is a sort of berry, and is round to oval in shape. When fully grown, it can be either yellow or dark purple, with a soft to firm, juicy inside that is packed with many seeds.

Water Lily : The stems of the leaves have a cut, and they are roughly rounded across. Water Lily buds rise to the surface over the course of two to three days as the flower opens in the morning, rising to the surface of the water, before closing and sinking at dusk. The buds and blossoms don't rise above the water in the morning or sink beneath it at night. The petals of the blooms range in colour from bluish-white to sky blue or mauve, gradually fading to a pale yellow in the centre of the flower.

Anthurium/ Flamingo Flower : Also known as Painter's Palette, Anthuriums are never-to-forget flowers. Their distinctive glossy heart-shaped bright red flower leaf blade surrounds the actual blooms, forming a spike at the centre, giving them their common name of painter's palette. Red, pink, white, lilac, green, and chocolate brown are among the colours of anthuriums. It is a perennial tropical herb with green stems and leathery, dark green leaves in the shape of hearts. The puckered appearance and a varnished-looking sheen add to the charm of Anthuriums. With each plant having four to six flowers throughout the year, anthuriums bloom rather continuously.

Author Name : Ananta Patra

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