Angiosperm!

This flower is the beloved tulip. It belongs to the genus Tulipa. This specific type is often known as the Tulipa ‘London’.

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In Canada, tulips symbolize an important part of our history. In the Second World War Canadian troops played a major role in the liberation of the Netherlands. Thus, in 1945 Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented 100,000 tulips to Ottawa as a thank you for all their help and hard work. The annual Canadian tulip festival has continued on from 1953 as a symbol of Canadian pride.

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