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It's Paradise for the eyes here!
Hard to describe with a few words Costa Rican Nature, its beauty and richness in flowers and foliage. Costa Rica in Spanish is 'Rich Coast'.
5 to 6% of all known plant and animal species live in Costa Rica which only covers 0.3% of the world's area. Costa Rica protects this beauty and diversity in 20 national parks, 8 wildlife refuges, 1 national archaeological monument, 26 protected forest areas, 9 forest reserves, 7 wildlife sanctuaries, and a national forest. These protected areas cover 21% of the entire country, more than any other country on the planet!
Here a list of flowers and foliage quite common in Costa Rica:
... and foliage & palms
Orchids In Costa Rica
Costa Rica has an astonishing number of plants, and people are drawn from all over the world to see the beautiful flowers that grow here. Of special interest to many are the numerous varieties of orchids. In fact, Costa Rica has over Thirteen Hundred species of orchids.
The "Guaria Morada" (Cattleya skinneri ), was designated the National Flower of Costa Rica on June 15, 1939. The Guaria Morada grows on trees, roofs, and buildings. It gets nutrients from the air, rain, dust, and residues stored on the trunk of trees. These plants use trees as a means of support, but they are not parasites. The orchid' flowers are large with fantastic shapes, amazing colors, and enchanting fragrances.
The Guaria Morada has always been in Costa Rican homes for centuries. The "campesinos" cherish the flower for its beauty and they associate it with the beauty of Costa Rican ladies. It has given Costa Rican people an aesthetic sense for appreciating nature and pursuing its beauty.
According to Native Costa Rican traditions, the Guaria Morada brings fortune and good luck. It brings union and family understanding and channels the best cosmic experiences. It evokes peace and love as well as hope for the future. Its flower does not have a special fragrance because it is filled with dreams to be accomplished.
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