Delicate and harmonious, it gives elegance to life.

Centaurea cyanus
Cornflower, Blue-bottle, Bachelor's button
Small soft mildly fragrant semi-double compositae flowers composed of tiny tubular frilled ray florets in blue, purple, pink and white; borne singly. A slender annual herb with greyish cottony hairs on leaves.

Photo Courtesy:böhringer friedrich

Ideal of the New Creation (Ideal of Auroville)
The ideal should be progressive so that it can be realised in the future.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Medium-sized single cup-shaped flower with delicately or heavily crinkled petals of violet mauve with nearly white edges and an intense pale mauve or violet centre.

Photo courtesy: Dinesh Valke

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