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Friday, February 26, 2016

Encyclopaedia Artichokistania (4)

Flagus hollandii is the name of these flagsplants (they belong to the family of Flagaceae).  Very common species found on whole Dutch territory along the rivers and ditches. The flowers are being massively picked to decorate houses and streets during the celebrations. Approx. 3 meters high. Each country has similar plants, however, the colors of the flowers are different.

The sailors brought these plants into the other countries in the 16th and 17th century.


  1. What a great idea. Speaking of the Dutch, I am a huge fan of the band Golden Earring. Perhaps you've heard of them. I've been collecting their albums since 1974. I even saw them live in '76 in San Francisco.

  2. yes, Ted, there is a little bit more than tulips, cheese and the windmills in the Netherlands ;)

    1. ( and the flagsplants... of course.....)