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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
I just revisited the site, and now there is a description of the flag:
Orange stands for carrots, which were traditionally grown and sold here; black and yellow combined symbolize the transition in the soil from clay to sand. Green is for the meadows and 'elzensingels' (ditches surrounded by alders, which surround farms). The rose is derived from the arms of the van Sytzama family. The carrot-cross points at the four roads by which Driesum can be reached.
Jarig Bakker, 10 October 2000
Meaning of the Coat of Arms: As with the Coats of Arms of neighbouring villages, from the Coat of Arms of Driesum the state of the soil can be read. The black-gold edge indicates the transition from sand to clay, while the green field indicates that the village lies in green surroudings of meadows and alder rows. In this green field four carots (in natural - orange- colour) have been placed as a reference to the growing and peddling of these. The numberoffour as picked as a symbol for the village's four entry roads. In the first quarter a rose from the arms of de Van Sytzama family was placed as a memory to the important function of this family for the area.
Franc van Diest, 10 October 2000