It is the National flower of Argentina. The ceibo is a South American tree that grows between 8 and 10 meters high, it has carmine red flowers and a crooked trunk. It was declared the National Flower of the Republic of Argentina on December 2, 1942.
It grows on the banks of the Paraná river and Río de La Plata (Silver River), but it can also be found near lakes and swampy areas around the country.
The wood of the ceibo is very light and porous; and it is used for the construction of rafts, model aircrafts and beehives.
The presence in parks and Argentine gardens, adds a note of perfume and color.
It blooms between November and February.