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Trnovska vas (Municipality, Slovenia)

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Municipal flag of Trnovska vas, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 8 September 2005

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Municipal flag of Trnovska vas

The flag and arms of Trnovska vas are prescribed by Decision Odlok o uporavi grba in zastave Občine Trnovska vas, adopted on 27 May 1999 and published on 10 June 1999 in the official local gazette Uradni vestnik Tednika, 6/1999.
The Decision describes the coat of arms and the flag and provides the drawing of the coat of arms.

The flag is in proportions 2:5, yellow with the municipal coat of arms set in the middle. The text of the Decision clearly states that the flag when used horizontally should have the coat of arms rotated appropriately.

The colours are prescribed as:
- Yellow: HKS 4
- Green HKS 65
- Purple HKS 29.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 8 September 2005

Coat of arms of Trnovska vas

[Coat of arms of Trnovska vas]

Coat of arms of Trnovska vas - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 September 2005

The coat of arms of Trnovska vas is "Per fess or two fritillaries proper in saltire and purple a grape bunch of the first. The silver border around the shield is optional".

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 8 September 2005

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