Not only are flowers beautiful, but they can have so much meaning behind them too. For example, you may not have known that the gladiolus is represents both strength and the water lily symbolizes purity and enlightenment! However, over the course of time, various flowers have had their meanings change throughout history.
With the lily, for instance, it was used to stuff pillows and represented love during the Roman era. As time evolved into the Middle Ages, the lily became a religious symbol that represented purity, and now today, they're often used for funerals. In this infographic from Kremp.com, you'll be able to learn more about the etymology and symbolism of 50 different flowers.
Other flowers from this infographic include those like the rose, sunflower, gerbera daisy, snapdragon, african violent, and carnation. The carnation represents love, admiration, and good fortune! Which flowers on this infographic had the most surprising meaning to you?
infographic by: www.kremp.com