The biological name of this flower is Cyclamen.
The petals of these flowers are upswept and they are big in size.
The flower is brightly colored in shades of pink, purple and sometimes even white.
The flower is native to Iran, Mediterranean basin and Europe. One species of Cyclamens is also found in Somalia.
Cyclamen is the national flower of San Marino.
Cyclamen is a genus present in the family Primulaceae and it has 23 species. These plants grow from tubers. The leaves of these flowers are variably patterned and they are valued for their flowers. The plant has a tuber and this gives rise to the flowers, roots, and leaves. Leaves come out in autumn and they die in spring after growing through the winter season. In Mediterranean regions, the plant stays dormant during the summer season.
There is a separate stem for each leaf and the shape of leaves in species is different and sometimes differences are found in the specimens that belong to the same species.
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In homeopathic medicine, this flower is used for bringing on late menstruation. It is also used to increase libido.
Florists sell this flower. It is used for decoration of handfastings.