The amount of flowers and plants found in Mexico is immense. In general, biodiversity is one of the best things Mexico offers the world. Approximately 29,192 species of flora are in the country, and some are endemic to Mexico. Below are some examples of Mexican flowers and the meaning they hold.
Dahlia (Dahlia Coccinea)
Regularly used to decorate and valued since pre-Hispanic times, the Dahlia is one of the most beautiful flowers in the country due to the shape of its petals and the variety of colors. Of the 43 types that the Dahlia has, 35 flowers are endemic to Mexico.
In Mexico City with local producers, you can find it south of Xalapa, Veracruz, or the “Francisco Javier Clavijero” botanical garden.
Peyote (Lophophora Williamsii)
From the succulent family is Peyote, a highly protected species due to overexploitation of international trade. Its peculiarity occurs in arid spaces such as deserts; you can find it in Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Querétaro.
It has both a therapeutic and recreational consumption side; some countries consider it illegal
Nochebuena (Euhphorbia pulcherrima)
It grows from Sonora to Chiapas, with its characteristic red leaves, sometimes pink, yellow, and sometimes even white. Mainly it is used as decoration in December, but in some towns, people use it as a medicinal infusion.
Venus slipper (Mexipedium xerophyticum)
With white petals and pink velvet, it grows in summer and is used to make ornaments. Of the hundreds of types of orchids that exist, Oaxaca has 300 different species of this peculiar flower, the Slipper of Venus one of them.
Like these, there are hundreds of flowers endemic to Mexico. Indeed we will find more than one Mexican flower on our trip to Mexico.
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