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[Flag of Trzin]

Municipal flag of Trzin - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 April 2004

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Municipal flag of Trzin

The flag and arms of Trzin are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Trzin (text), adopted on 6 March 2000 and published on 20 March 2000 in the official municipal gazette Uradni vestnik Občine Trzin, 3/2000, amended by Odlok o spremembah in dopolnitvah Odloka o grbu in zastavi Občine Trzin (text), adopted on 14 November 2005 and published on 20 November 2005 in Uradni vestnik Občine Trzin, 11/2005.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, horizontally divided dark red-golden yellow, with the municipal coat of arms in the middle. The width of the coat of arms is half the flag height.
Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] give the colour specification, which are not included in the Decision, according to a system which must be based on the Slovene names of the colours: RD (rdeža), red; RM (rumena), yellow; ČR (črna), black; MD (modra), blue; and ZL (zlata), golden, as:
- Red: 90% RD 30% RM 50% ČR;
- Green: 100% RM 100% MD;
- Black: 100% ČR;
- Gold: 100% ZL.

Željko Heimer, 27 June 2010

Coat of arms of Trzin

[Coat of arms of Trzin]

Coat of arms of Trzin - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 April 2004

The flower on the coat of arms is the močvirska logavica or močvirski tulipan (marsh tulip), which also appears on the arms and flags of Brezovica and Ig.It is shown on a golden shield with five dark red petals with silver dots, a black pistil and stamens and five green leaves.

Željko Heimer, 19 April 2004

Fritillaries are close relatives of tulips.
Fritillary represents the botanical genus Fritillaria (Caperon) L., family Liliaceae. The name of the plant comes from Latin fritillus, dice cup, probably in relation to the shape of the flower and the checkered distribution of purple spots on the petals.
The most common wild species of fritillary is Fritillaria meleagris L. Meleagris was the Greek name of guinea-fowl. Linnaeus used this epithet as a reference to the common name of the flower, guinea-fowl egg (probably from its bulb). In France, the flower was also called damier (chequerboard) or coquelourde.
Wild fritillary grows in damp meadows, and it is therefore not surprising to see it placed beside the reed on the blazon. There are a few other fritillary species, most of them being endemic, endangered (if not extincted) species.

In 1575, Fritillaria imperialis L. was introduced in Western Europe from Constantinople. The introduction occurred during the 'tulip extravagance', which started in 1554 with the first introduction of a tulip and ended in February 1637 in a financial krach. F. imperialis, a.k.a. 'Imperial crown' is widely grown in gardens and also grows as subspontaneous populations (initially established following 'escape' from gardens.)


  • P. Fournier - Les quatre flores de France. P. Lechevalier, Paris (1961; original edition, 1936)
  • M. Blamey & C. Grey-Wilson - La flore de France et d'Europe occidentale. Eclectis, Paris (1992; original British edition, 1989).

Ivan Sache, 30 December 2001