With spring in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, there is an abundance of flowers everywhere. This is the time when the ceibo –Erythrina crista-galli, also known as cockspur or coral tree- is in full bloom.
This fiery red flower was designated national flower of Argentina in 1942 for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons are that the tree grows in many parts of the country; that it is mentioned in legends, folk songs and poems and that the national coat of arms bears its colour.
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