National, Native and Popular Flowers of Switzerland
National Flower of Switzerland
One of the best known European mountain flowers, belongs to the sunflower family, Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is the national flower of Switzerland. The scientific name of the flower is Leontopodium which means "lion's paw". The flowers are felted and woolly with white hairs, with characteristic bloom consisting of five to six small yellow flower heads surrounded by leaflets in star form.
Other Native and Popular Flowers of Switzerland
Variation in climate and altitude produces a varied flora and fauna. In the lowest zone, Chestnut, Cypress, and Palm trees Grow, as well as Rhododendron, Larches, Dwarf, Cembra Pine, and Whortleberries are found. above the snow line, more than 100 species of flowering plants grow including Alpine Androsace ,Gentiana, Hairy Alpen Rose, Negritella Or Vanilla Orchis, Bell-Flower , Cirsium Spinosissimum, Fungi Flowers and Biobrains.
Lilies, Colorful Roses, Sunflowers, Orchids, Gerberas, Daffodils and Daisy are some of the popular flowers which are passionately liked by the people Switzerland for gift purposes on various occasions.
Online Florists Switzerland
A few of the major online florists who cater to Switzerland are PickupFlowers and Flora2000, Flora2000 is headquartered in Gibraltar, but is a true micro national: Servers in the US, customer services in India and Payment gateways in Germany. For a list of Switzerland florists who do business online, please visit our page on Online Florists in Switzerland.
Send Flowers to Switzerland
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 Switzerland.
Facts about Switzerland
- Switzerland also known as Confoederatio Helvetica, is a small, landlocked country in the heart of Europe. "Confoederatio" stands for "confederation", "Helvetica" derives from the Latin word "Helvetier", the name of the people who lived in the area which became later Switzerland.
- Though being a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP larger than that of the big Western European economies, Switzerland is considered the most competitive economy of the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007.
- Switzerland is the first and only country to implement rights of the people in the system of government also known as direct democracy, which involves the constitutional initiative (public petitions) and the referendum.
- A 2006 survey found that Zurich and Geneva had respectively first and second highest quality of living in the world, whereas Switzerland has the 2nd highest life expectancy in Europe (after Sweden).