Yellow Elder: National Flower of Bahamas
Biological Name: Tecoma stans
Height: 20 Feet
Medicine: Syphilis and cancer
The biological name of this flower is Tecoma stans.
The color of petals is yellow while the leaves are green.
The petals are bright yellow and are shaped like trumpets. The plant has green leaves that are shaped like lances. They have sharp teeth.
The flower is native to the Bahamas. It grows in the region throughout the year
National Flower of Bahamas:
Yellow Elder is the national flower of Bahrain. Locally, it is also called Yellow Trumpetbush. Since it has yellow trumpet-like flowers, it is also sometimes called as Yellow Bells.
Yellow Elder Medicine Uses:
Yellow Elder is often used for the treatment of stomach pains. An infusion of the plant’s leaves is made for stomach issues. Different strains of the plant can also be used against snake bites and scorpion stings. Research has shown that this plant is effective against diseases like Syphilis and cancer.
The plant is a shrub that grows throughout the year. It grows even in the warm climates as it shows resistance to drought conditions. Bright yellow petals attract butterflies and bees but the pollen is poisonous. Pollination takes place using the wings that seeds have. These are papery structures.
Yellow Elder Facts and Uses:
- The plant is a perennial shrub.
- The flower was designated the national flower of the country after a vote cast by the New Providence’s garden clubs.
- It became the national flower of Bahamas during the 1970s.
- It contains phenols, flavonoids, steroids, and phytosterol.
- It is bitter in taste.
- The parts of the plant used for medicinal purposes are root, seeds, and leaves.
Yellow Elder Flower Art:
The vibrant yellow flowers can be used in flower art. Since the plant grows even in hotter climates, it can grow any time during the year for ornamental purposes.