The National Plants of Laos

Frangipani (common name: plumeria) is the national flower of Laos, where it is known as Dok Champ, meaning joy and sincerity in life. It grows into small shrubs, whose flowers are redolent with a sweet romantic fragrance. It can be seen throughout the country and is mostly used for decorating the country’s various monasteries. Commonly received as a welcoming gesture is a string of yellow and white plumeria flowers, which are to be worn around the neck. Additionally, it is used in cuisine and incense and is said to harbour medicinal properties.

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鸡蛋花(plumeria)是老挝的国花,在老挝也被称为Dok Champ, 意味着喜悦和
真诚。鸡蛋花树型较小。花朵带有甜蜜的芳香,在老挝到处可见,常被用来装饰修道院和桶状的容器。将黄色和白色的鸡蛋花串成串戴在脖子上被认为是一种欢迎的方式。此外,它还被用于菜肴和熏香中,据说富有药用价值及其他价值。

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