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Sunflower – symbol of Green parties

Posted on by royvickery |

As noted elsewhere on this website, the sunflower, Helianthus annuus, has become an ‘an international symbol of  Green [Political] Parties’. The image here shows the logo of the Portuguese Green Party – Partido Ecologista ‘Os Verdes‘ – founded in 1982.

The Party is closely allied to  the Portuguese Communist Party, thus it has been given the nickname Melancias – Water melons, Citrullus lanatus – green on the outside and red within.

Image:  Porto, Portugal, March 2024.

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