White stars on a field of green, part 2

Yesterday, in “White stars on a field of green”, Myoporum parvifolium in bloom, just down the street from my place. But surely there’s a flag of that description? Yes, there is, or was:

(#1) Flag of the Kingdom of Egypt (1922–1953)

From Wikipedia:

In 1922, the UK agreed to formally recognize Egyptian independence, but only on the condition that the Sultan of Egypt, Fuad I, change his title to King. Upon so doing, the now King Fuad issued a Royal Decree formally adopting a new national flag of a white crescent with three white stars on a green background in it.

The three stars symbolised the three component territories of the Kingdom, namely Egypt, Nubia, and Sudan, whilst the green signifies the agricultural nature of the country

And of course the crescent and star and the color green both served as symbols of Islam. From Wikipedia:

(#2) The Ottoman flag

Designs used as symbols of Islam include calligraphy of important concepts or phrases, such as the shahada, takbir, basmala, etc.; besides this the colour green is often used as symbolising Islam. The star and crescent symbol was the emblem of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, and gradually became associated with Islam in late 19th-century Orientalism.

And in green:


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