Flowers have, forever, been a part of our existence. Over the eras, we’ve used them for different purposes – in the Victorian era the floral scent women sprinkled on their hankies sent out specific messages, and Calendula was used as a salad dressing by the Romans!
One fascinating tale of the etymology and symbolism of flowers goes back to Ancient Greece when ceremonial crowns were woven with carnations – ‘carnis’ referred to the original fleshy color of the flower, and the wearer of the crown was an ‘incarnation’ of the divine! Read more amazing etymology stories in this infographic.
The Etymology and Symbolism of 50 Flowers:
Infographic by – Kremp Florist