Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast. It is one of the most populous members of the European Union and its landscape includes beaches, deserts, mountains, bodies of water and farm land. The average temperature in the summer ranges between 20 to 26.7 degrees Celsius and the average temperature in the winter is between -8.00 and 3.00 degrees Celsius. It is these landscapes and climates that allow for Poland to have a rich plant life including many native flowers.
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The Corn Poppy, also known as the Papaver Rhoeas and the Red Poppy is the national flower of Poland. This variable annual plant contains a black spot at the base surrounded by four vividly red petals. The flowers bloom in late spring. The Corn Poppy is also known as a symbol of World War I, as fields of these flowers sprang up on war torn battlefields after the fields had been ravaged.
This vibrant, purple flower is native to Poland, other parts of Central Europe and Asia. The flower is suited to dry areas and can be seen growing on meadows in Poland. It is best to plant these flowers in late September and to select a permanent spot since they tend to show best after having been planted for 5 or 6 years. The flower can also come in shades of white, blue and purplish red.
Not to be confused with the American Globe Flower (Trollius Laxus), the European Globe Flower (Trollius europaeus) is a bright yellow flower that blooms in late spring and early summer. The plant grows best in moist soil and can grow in both mildly acidic and mildly alkaline soil pH. The flower can grow between 12 and 36 inches and it is poisonous if ingested.
Lobelia dortmanna (Water Lobelia) is a flower species that can be found growing in Poland in what are called Lobelia lakes. The flowers are tiny and typically white and are seen rising slightly above the clear water of the lakes. The flowers can also come in a pale blue or a pale pink colour and can extend below the water by 2 meters at most. The flowers are extremely rare and can be found in other parts of Europe like the British Isles and the northwest region of France.
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