The Meaning of Flowers – Anemones

Anemones are one of those beautiful, distinct flowers that a lot of brides absolutely love and can’t remember their name. They are often described as ‘the flower with the dark center’. Anemones come in some fabulous jewel tone colors including red and deep purple (sometimes referred to as ‘blue’). Of course, the most popular color is white which shows the stark contrast of the black center. Read on for the meaning behind this incredible bloom:

The name anemone comes from the Greek word for “windflower.” According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. Thought to bring luck and protect against evil, legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it’s a signal that rain is approaching. Still other mythology connects the anemone to magical fairies, who were believed to sleep under the petals after they closed at sunset. Perhaps it’s because of this magical and prophetic tales that today in the language of flowers, anemones represent anticipation


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