The story behind mysterious flag of Hong Kong

The story behind the mysterious flag of Hong Kong


Hong Kong is a city of business, culture and a hybrid between the East and the West. The territory’s flag bears a flower which has to mean with history and identity.

The flag of Hong Kong features a distinctive five-petalled white flower on a red background. This flower became Hong Kong’s emblem when the territory was handed over to China in 1997.
But the true origin of this mysterious plant has only been revealed in recent years. It is now the subject of community conservation projects hoping to save it from extinction.

Despite its name it is not an orchid, but rather a tree in the legume family, the group that includes peas and beans. However, its distinctive 15cm flowers are reminiscent of orchid flowers, and the common name stuck

The flower in question is a peculiar plant known as the Hong Kong orchid tree. It is a native of the island of Hong Kong.
It is believed that all the Hong Kong orchid trees alive today are descendants of this single plant.
Despite its name, it is not an orchid, but rather a tree in the legume family, the group that includes peas and beans. However, its distinctive 15cm flowers are reminiscent of orchid flowers, and the common name stuck.
It is believed that all the Hong Kong orchid trees alive today are descendants of this single plant.

. It is a native of the island of Hong Kong.

It is believed that all the Hong Kong orchid trees alive today are descendants of this single plant

Despite its name it is not an orchid, but rather a tree in the legume family, the group that includes peas and beans. However, its distinctive 15cm flowers are reminiscent of orchid flowers, and the common name stuck.

It is believed that all the Hong Kong orchid trees alive today are descendants of this single plant.

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