The national symbol of England as depicted on its coat of arms is three identical golden-colored lions. The lions are arranged over a red background in a column and are typically depicted with blue claws and tongues. Other national symbols of England include its flag and floral emblem.
The English flag was first officially hoisted in 1191 and is commonly referred to as the Flag of St. George. The flag uses a thick, deep-red cross that is placed over a white background. This cross also makes up a portion of the United Kingdom flag. England's floral emblem is referred to as the Tudor rose and symbolizes the conclusion of the Wars of the Roses.