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Monday, June 14, 2010

Purple Iris for Today's Flowers

Today is Today's Flowers.




Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred
flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved
women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to
take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. 

Linda



By virtue of its word meaning, Iris means a rainbow and that it also symbolizes eloquence. A purple Iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments.

Scientific Monogram:

Kingdom
Plantae

Division
Magnoliophyta

Class
Liliopsida

Order
Asparagales

Family
Iridaceae

Genus
Iris

Source: The Flower Expert

Flowers provided by my church friend Lis.

Cheers!

6 comments:

Ebie said...

Very interesting story of the iris. I will remember this.

Love its meaning, too. I want to be a purple iris.

Enjoy your week!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

And you've captured it's true eloquence in this photo. Beautiful

Titania said...

Beautiful Blue Iris, interesting background of this flower. I grow the walkingstick Iris, Louisiana and and another tropical one.

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

Thanks for this, there's a graveyard nearby and I always saw this flower, now,Thanks to your informative post because now,I know why. :)

Lois said...

Very pretty Bonnie!

Denise said...

I never knew this story Bonnie. Lovely post and a very beautiful flower. Please will you consider being our guest friend? Your photos are always so lovely. Have a great day my friend.

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