The biological name of this flower is Cattleya skinnier.
The flowers are purple in color and the inner side is light blue in color.
The petals are four to six in number and are wide.
The flower is native to Costa Rica and was voted as the national flower of the country.
The national flower of Costa Rica is Guaria Morada. The flower is designated as an endangered treasure at the national level in the country. It was voted the national flower of the country in the June of 1939.
Guaria Morada is a kind of orchid. It is very beautiful in color and grown in the spring season. The blossoms start in January and go up to March. The flowers do not last for a long time and very few flowers are produced on a single plant every season. The number of flowers ranges from four to five. Along with captivating colors, the flower also has a nice scent.
While many species of orchids are used in traditional medicines, this one is not extensively used.
People in the country grew this orchid in their gardens since it is believed to bring good fortune to the house. Also, the color and scent of this flower make it a popular choice for a garden plant.