National, Native and Popular Flowers of Austria
National Flower of Austria
Edelweiss or botanically known as Leontopodium Alpinum,the Nationnal flower of Austria is one of the best-known European mountain flowers. Belonging to the sunflower family, these star-like flowers are short lived perennials and due to the beauty they posses, they are called Floarea Reginei (Queen flower).Apart from being Pictured on Austrian euro coins, the flower has been used traditionally in folk medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases.
Other Native and Popular Flowers of Austria
The clean air, spectacular sights, lakes, glaciers and well-tended trails and hikes contribute to the Alps allure and attract numerous tourists and visitors to Austria where the diversity of topographical and climatic conditions accounts for the species-rich flora of the country. Some special native flowers of Austria which glorify the beauty of the country are Edelweiss, Gentian, Alpine Carnation, Arnica, Alpine rose, Heather and Hyacinth.
Some other flowers found in Austria are Achillea atrata, Aconitum vulparia, Caltha palustris, Cirsium oleraceum, Crocus vernus, Albiflorus, Erica carnea, Oxytropis jacquinii, Pedicularis rostratocapitata, Polygala chamaebuxus, Primula farinosa, Rhododendron hirsutum, Saxifraga, Soldanella alpina and Valeriana supina while Roses, Carnations and being the national flower Edelweiss are very popular among the Austrians.
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Online Florists Austria
A few of the major online florists catering to Austria, are Teleflora and Fleurop-Austria who being the world market leader and best known flower ordering service in Europe, they have around 58,000 outlets in over 150 countries. For a list of Austria florists who do business online, please visit our page on Online Florists in Austria.
Send Flowers to Austria
The Flower Expert has arrived at a few parameters on which florists can be compared so that the customers can select a good florist who suits their needs. You can go through the comparative analysis of the top florists presented in this table. This comprehensive table will help you decide which florist gives the best service when you want to send flowers to Austria.
Facts about Austria
- Bordering eight countries in the center of Europe, and mountainous in the south and west, Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy.
- The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. It dates from 1191, when Duke Leopold fought in the Battle of Acre during the Third Crusade.
- Austria is a leading European country in the production of hydroelectric power. Other resources include timber, coal, oil, iron ore, copper, lignite, zinc, salt and graphite. Industries are construction, machinery, vehicles, communications equipment, chemicals, and paper.
- Austria has the second lowest unemployment level for men in the Europe where among Europeans, Austrian people work the longest, with an average of 45 hours per week.
- Austria has a strong economy with machinery, metallurgical products and textiles being of particular importance. The most important industry of the country, however, is tourism.