A leaf of a Linden or Lime tree, an important part of Slovene national heritage. Village assemblies, councils and other gatherings were traditionally held around circular tables beneath such a tree.
The common heart-shaped linden leaf.
The stylized graphical representation of the three peaks of Mount Triglav, the central device of the current coat of arms, has functioned as a national symbol since World War II, having been the emblem of the Liberation Front and subsequent communist-era arms.
The coat of arms of Carniola or just its eagle are still considered national symbols, being the signs of one of the two historical Slavic duchies, Carniola and Carantania, but are considered historic rather than current ones.
Windic or Slovene Hat, the coat of arms of the Windic March
In the late 1980s, several symbols from the Middle Ages were revived as Slovene national symbols, though their use is largely restricted to nationalist circles. Among them, the most popular are the so-called Slovene Hat, the crest of the coat of arms of the Slovene March, and the Black Panther, a reconstruction of the supposed coat of arms of the principality of Carantania.
Another symbol connected to Triglav comes from the folktale of the Goldenhorn, a mythical chamois living in an enchanted garden near its summit.
The carnation is widely cultivated in Slovenia; the red carnation in particular is considered the national flower.
Creatures endemic to Slovenia, including the olm, the Carniolan honey bee or the Lipizzaner horse are sometimes also considered as representing the Slovene national identity.