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Proteus is the National Flower of South Africa...

This which symbolizes courage, strength, transformation, versatility, flexibility, adaptability, elusiveness and diversity has been known to mankind for more than 300 million years.

It has a distinct and unique look which separates it from other flowers. It is named after the Greek god Proteus who could change his appearance whenever he wanted to. It can be found in South Africa, Australia, South America, Madagascar and parts of Eastern Asia.

It was imported to Europe in the 17th century by botanists who were attracted by its . It is the national flower of South Africa and is sometimes called “sugarbush” in English while the name in Afrikaans is “suikerbos”.

It has petals like thistles which grow from tiny red blossoms.

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Dawnwriter wrote on October 17, 2014, 2:50 AM

Very colorful and eye catching indeed. Can you tell me how you highlighted certain words in your post such as flower and beauty? Thanks.

Lemark wrote on October 17, 2014, 3:14 AM

Really interesting, thank you. What attracted me was a name - Proteus. Do you now that another Proteus is living here in Slovenia? It is a human fish :) An idea for a new article...

ashuli wrote on October 17, 2014, 3:35 AM

yes its very beautiful... :) just add "#" infront of the word you wish to highlight...

Akshar wrote on October 17, 2014, 2:44 PM

That is a lovely flower. and the color is amazing.. emoticon :smile:

TheTalker wrote on October 19, 2014, 7:35 PM

What a beautiful flower. I also like the meaning of the flower that it has been given.