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What is Canada's national flower?

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Canada does not have a national flower; however, provinces and territories in Canada have designated flowers. The flowers that each of the territories and provinces have selected typically grow naturally in each region.

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Ontario's provincial flower is the trillium, which is a springtime flower that grows in the forest. Quebec's flower is the blue flag iris. It replaced the Madonna lily in 1999 because the Madonna lily does not grown naturally in Quebec.

In British Columbia, the Pacific dogwood is the official flower. It grows in April and May. It is technically a tree, but the big white flowers have represented British Columbia since 1956.

In 1941 Saskatchewan designated its flower as the Western red lily. It grows in Saskatchewan's meadows and forests. The unofficial symbol for Canada is the maple leaf, though Canada has not officially adopted it.

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