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Flowers in Oman

Flowers of Oman

Oman, or the Sultanate of Oman, is a small country located in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The country has expansive deserts, mountains and several oases. The country has an arid climate and fluctuating temperature but sill, various flowers thrive in Oman. The flowers of Oman are known for their hardiness and beauty and so, are grown in gardens all over the world. Some of the flowers of Oman are discussed below.

Desert Rose.
The desert rose is also known as sabi star, kudu, mock azalea and impala lily. It is grown for ornamental purposes all over the world. It is also often made into a bonsai. The flower is trumpet-shaped and quite showy. It comes in shades of pink and red and has a prominent white throat. The desert rose generally appears in spring. It is moderately toxic and the sap of the plant is used as a poison in rural areas of the country.

Black-Eyed Geranium
It can be found in mountainous areas of Oman, which have moderate summers. It is a delicate flower with the shape of a cup. The flower is pink in color and has a purplish black center. Although it is quite small in size, the black-eyed geranium is highly beautiful and thus, is grown worldwide.

Summer Asphodel
It flourishes along the rocky slopes and arid grasslands of the country. The flower looks like a lily and is salmon-pink in color. It has chocolate-brown stripe marks on all its petals. The tuber of the summer asphodel is used for food and medicine in Oman.

Abyssinian Rose
This is a yellowish-white flower grown all over the world for its ornamental value and fragrance. It generally grows as a wildflower in Oman. However, it is also grown in gardens throughout the country. It can be found on roadsides, disturbed areas and the cool mountainous regions of Oman. It has a special place in Omani culture and is often planted in cemeteries.

Creamy Peacock Flower
This flower can be found growing in coastal areas and has adapted to the country’s climate well. It is creamy-white in summers with long coral-red sepals and bulbous tips. The flower blooms in the spring and summer season.

Arabian Jasmine
This is a species of Jasmine and grows in South and Southeast Asia. It is cultivated for its beauty and fragrance. The flower is also used for making perfumes and tea. In Oman, the flower is a part of a child’s first birthday party. It is sprinkled on the child’s head while other children chant “hol hol”.

Lavender
A species of the lavender can be found in the mountainous areas of Oman. It is quite tiny and has a violet color.

Author Asma A Mohiuddin

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