New Israeli Crysanthumum flower named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Jul 5, 2017 09:17 IST

A new fast-growing Israeli flower on 4 July 2017 was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The step comes as a special gesture to mark the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation.

Israeli Crysanthumum flower will now be called Modi.

Danziger Flower Farm named the flower Crysanthumum as Modi, commemorating Prime Minister Modi’s visit.

The Danziger flower farm is one of Israel’s leading floriculture companies with approximately 80000 square meters of state-of-the-art greenhouses specialising in reproduction of plants.

New Israeli Crysanthumum flower named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi

About Crysanthumum

Crysanthemums are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.

They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe.

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Crysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC.

The flower may have been brought to Japan in the eighth century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal.

The flower entered American horticulture in 1798 when Colonel John Stevens imported a cultivated variety known as Dark Purple from England.

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