National flower

Passiflora caerulea - mburucujá

The national flower of Paraguay is the mburucuyá, or passion flower (Passiflora caerulea), also known as the maypop.  The plant that bears this exquisitely beautiful flower is native to the scrub and woodland, but today it is cared for in gardens, vining in beautiful trellises.

Other flowers typical and emblematic of Paraguay are the Tajy, or Lapacho, and Paraguayan Jasmine.

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Lapacho