The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Tuesday, September 27, the project by which the peony, a plant protected by law, was declared the National Flower of Romania, with 180 votes in favor, 39 against and 23 abstentions.
“The peony flower, from the Paeoniaceae family, is declared as the National Flower of Romania. In order to mark the National Flower of Romania, a Peony Festival is organized annually, at the national and local level, a horticultural event, in which different species of peony will be exhibited in landscape and ornamental arrangements”, according to the project voted in Parliament, according to Agerpres.
Local authorities can materially and logistically support the maintenance and protection of natural peony reserves and “will take measures to adapt the different peony species existing in other countries to the pedo-climatic conditions in Romania”, according to the project.
The Plastic Artists Union will support the local organization of painting exhibitions dedicated to the peony flower. At the same time, it is foreseen that Romfilatelia will include in its plan of philatelic issues the issuing of some slips and stamps dedicated to the peony flower.
Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and western North America. The peony flower, known by the scientific name of Paeonia romanica peregrina, is considered one of the oldest flowers in Romania. There are several natural reserves of Romanian peonies in the country. Peonies are perennials, some of the most popular May flowers.
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Source From: Libertatea