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Ramonda nathaliae

Natalia’s ramond is a flower that has multiple symbolism, which speaks of the Serbian people and the temptations through which it passed. Named after Queen Natalija Obrenovic in botany, she is also known as flower phoenix.A strange flower called Natalia’s Ramondo, as well as everything else related to a one-day holiday that has been celebrated in the Republic of Serbia for five years on November 11.Namely, the holiday was dedicated to the signing of the ceasefire in the First World War, when on November 11, 1918, the generals of the two warring parties in the French city of Compiène, signed a truce in a railroad car.The flower worn as the official symbol of the Truffy Day is Natalia Ramonda (Ramonda nathaliae). A bit like a holiday, it’s about an endemic plant species for which only a few years ago only experienced botanists and passionate fans of the local flora knew.It’s about an endangered and rare species – an endemic that lives only in the Central Balkan region, Serbia, Macedonia and northern Greece. In addition, it is a plant that has an incredible ability to resurrect after it is completely dried.In addition to being an ancient and extremely durable, Natalia’s ramond has a characteristic that among almost 300,000 known flowerbeds has only thirty plant species. Namely, after it is completely dry in the absence of water, this plant can be revived after a little rain or watering.

Apparently, in 1928, botanist Pavel Chernyavsky accidentally sprayed water on the herbarium containing a sample of dried Natalia’s ramonde. And she afterwards revived.

This feature, which is also known as anabiasis, today, especially in the era of space exploration, provokes excitement and encourages new research on this plant species. Sometimes it’s called phoenix.

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