The National Flower of Barbados is the Pride of Barbados (Dwarf Poinciana or Flower Fence).

Poinciana pulcherrima LINNAEUS Syn. Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L) SWARTZ

The Pride of Barbados blooms most of the year; the more common varieties are a fiery red and yellow although other colour variations can be found. The flower has five petals with a yellow margin in a pyramidal inflorescence. Each flower is about 1.5 inches across with five sepals. The ten stamens are long and pistils project from the centre of the flower. The fifth petal is far smaller than the other four. The stamens have coloured filaments with anthers at the tips; however, the eleventh filament bears a stigma and is the style.

The National Flower is accepted as the red variety with the Yellow Margin on the petals. It appears on the Coat of Arms.