Language of Flowers
Snake’s head, pitcher plant, Lady’s slipper orchid, and the corpse flower
Four of the strangest flowers, but not the contender for queen of the rare.
That honor belongs to Middlesmist Red.
She exists in only two places in the world.
Which one is the insect swarm commander?
That would be the Bullhom Acadia.
And the most deadly? Angel’s Trumpet, a member of the nightshade family.
She is a shrub and bears beautiful poisonous flowers in a variety of colors.
How do you turn roses black again? Put them into a vase of water with ink.
Is there a flower that smells like death?
Yes. The corpse flower in Loxahatchee.
I thought there was another death flower.
You are correct, the chrysanthemum.
Since ancient times she has been equated with the concept of death.
In Asia, the chrysanthemum also represents any good-bye.
Is there a happiness flower?
This would be the pink rose, which also shows love.
Are flowers like gemstones then, do they have properties? Are they symbols?
Yes. White lilacs symbolize purity and innocence. Purple lilac means first love.
Lily of the Valley symbolizes rebirth and humility; it is equated with religion.
Watch out for the Bleeding Heart; it can mean spurned love, or rejection.
The more I learn about the language of flowers, the more I want to learn.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2021
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