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National Flower

Chaconia

The national flower, the Chaconia, called "Wild Poinsettia" or "Pride of Trinidad and Tobago", is a flaming red forest flower of the family Rubianceae. The flower was named for the last Spanish Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, Don Jose Maria Chacon. This flower, which is known by its long sprays of magnificent vermillion, is in bloom on every anniversary of our Independence.  As an indigenous flower it has been witness to our entire history. It can therefore be said to represent the imperishability of life and the continuity of our Nation.

With its colour matching the flaming red of our Flag and Coat of Arms and bearing the same symbolism, the Chaconia harmonizes with the other national emblems.


Did You Know

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the Carib people called Trinidad "The Land of the Hummingbird".

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