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Anonymous

No doubt about the Bulgarian national flower, lol. It's Rosa Damascena (Маслодайна роза, Maslodaina roza).

[img width=700 height=524]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Rosa_damascena_003.JPG” />

[img width=700 height=525]http://www.nostop.bg/images/news/gallery/gallery_4685.jpg” />

South of the Balkan mountains, the valleys of the rivers Stryama and Tundzha make up the so-called Rose Valley, where 70-85% of the world's rose oil is produced. One kg of rose oil is extracted from 3000 kg of roses. There's a Rose Festival each year at the beginning of the harvesting period(which lasts from May to June).

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