Monday، 20 July 2009 12:00 AM
Since the old times, beautiful flowers were growing in Egypt, thanks to its favorable climate. Several flower inscriptions appear on the Pharaonic monuments, which indicate ancient Egyptians’ interest in planting and growing unique kinds of flowers.
Most important of them are:
This is the most beautiful flower of red and violet colors. It is well-known as the Queen of the Flowers for its unmatched beauty and fragrance.
Willow is a big tree that grows on the sides of lakes and drainage canals. It grows to some 25 m tall. Its branches are mid-flat and the leaves are dark green and covered with white fur. Willow flowers are mostly white and some are yellow, they are used for decoration.
Sun flower has a long stem, about 2 m tall. Sun flower is solar disc-like. It opens with the first sun light and moves with the sun till it sets. It is loved by the Egyptians and sacred by the Indians.
Cactus flower is a big yellow one. Cactus itself is full of chlorophyll and grows to 2-5 m tall. Its flowers contain sugary substances and its fruits are very useful.
The white lily is a 60-100 cm tall plant. It has fragrant big flowers of blue and yellow, and some are white with red touches.
Papyrus grows in the Nile Delta ponds. Its roots go deep in the mud and stems go tall carrying the famous flower. Papyrus is used in making paper for writing. Papyrus is an evergreen plant whose flowers were presented to gods in the Pharaonic temples.
Carnation is a famous plant that grows in hot countries. It is a long-lasting plant with small octagonal petal flowers. It is used in tooth pain-relievers.
Bitter Orange Flower
It has white flowers. Bitter orange peel is used in making jam. Its tree is a fruitful evergreen one with an aromatic fragrance.
Strawberry and Mulberry Flower
Strawberry is a creeping grassy and long-life plant. Its bright green leaves touches hard. It has numerous flowers and medium to large size fruits that tend to be oval or conical. It is useful in increasing urine and purifying blood.
On the other hand, mulberry is a wild tree that grows up to 8-15 m tall. Its leaves touch hard and are used to feed silk worms. It has delicious fruits.
Mint is a wild grass plant with a hollow stem of 10-30 cm tall. It has small leaves and strong fragrance green flowers.