Panic Flower and Clever Leaf
|Queen Elizabeth II's head occupied one side of every HK coin before 1997; now, you'll find bauhinia in the supreme position.|
Bauhinia Blakeana, aka, HK Orchid Tree, is the emblem of Hong Kong and also appears on HK's flag. It is nicknamed "panic flower" by college students because in spring, when they see bauhinia blooms in its most glorious, they know final exam is approaching. The nicely-shaped leaf is fondly called "clever leaf" and is dried to make bookmarks.