Iris: Greek mythology has called Iris, the messenger of the Gods, and that is the divinity that, using the rainbow as a passage, allowed the "dialogue" between Olympus and Earth. The flower of the iris was so named because the multiplicity of its colors recalled, precisely, the colors of the rainbow.
Primula: Of the primula we remember that it was the favorite flower by the English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, so much so that, on the occasion of his death, the conservators put a primula in the buttonhole in memory of the missing statesman and his tomb was adorned with these flowers . The primula is one of the first flowers that blooms as soon as the climate begins to cool, even in the coldest countries; for this very reason it has always been considered the symbol of spring and of the hope of renewal that this season brings with it.
Pulsatila: The term "Pulsatilla" comes from the Latin Pratensis, which means rural; the plant grows spontaneously in the middle of the fields. It has always been famous as a remedy for ailments such as heartache, even if its use at the medical level must be kept strictly under control, because improper use of the plant can cause poisoning.
Clover: The term Trifoglio derives from the Latin Trifolium which means made up of three leaves, which is the shape that distinguishes the leaves of this plant. The clover has always been known for the sweetness of its nectar that attracts every kind of insect. There are numerous properties attributed to the Trefoil and they go from the calming power of the infusions obtained with the leaves of the plant, useful above all against seasonal evils, to the efficacy as an antidote for the poison.
Violet lock: Violet is commonly called "bee flower", as it is traditionally planted near beehives in order to attract and feed bees. The story passes on the violacciocca as a favorite flower of Charlemagne. It is a very popular flower in the United Kingdom, where the plant is used to decorate the walls of the cottages.
Tasso: The term Tasso Barbasso derives from the Latin barbascum, which means hairy and bristly, just to signify and recall the dense down which covers the leaves of the plant. In the past, the poorest people used to use Tasso Barbasso leaves to wrap their feet in such a way as to isolate them from the cold and protect them, as well as to make gloves to repair their hands during heavy work and which could lead to injuries and cuts. .
Carnivorous plants: Characteristic of this kind of plants are the shape, with funnel and bulging pockets, the colors, from green to red, and the posture. Precisely because of the way in which carnivorous plants capture and feed on their victims, or by attracting them with the smell of very sweet nectar, in which once the insects are supported, they are sucked in, the meaning commonly attributed to these plants is that of resignation to strength and superiority.
It was the favorite flower of Jean Jacques Rosseau. It grows spontaneously almost throughout Europe. Among the Celts, periwinkle was particularly dear to sorcerers, who used it to make potions and infusions. In some countries, its flowers were scattered in front of the spouses as an auspicious gesture; in other regions, its branches were crossed to obtain a crown to be placed on the tombs.
Sorb: The rowan is distinguished by its red berries and it is to these that the plant owes its meaning. Popular legends pass the sorb as a lucky plant, able to ward off misery and misfortune. At the base of such a conception there is first of all the color of the berries, which we have said are red, and therefore of the color to which it is associated by definition the ability to reject all sorts of evil.
Tulip: The tulip is native to Turkey, where it grows spontaneously and where it began to be cultivated about 1000 years ago. The term tulip comes from the Greek turban (= turban), perhaps because its shape resembles that of the turban. All the gardens of the East have always been "packed" with tulips and in April in Constantinople the tulip festival is celebrated.
Pansy: The Pansy of the Thought was one of the symbols used during Napoleon's Empire by the teams of its supporters, who even clandestinely supported their Emperor; in fact it seems that the Viola del Pensiero was the password used by them. Greek mythology, on the other hand, associates the Pansy of the Thought with the beautiful nymph Io, with whom Giove fell madly in love.
Mistletoe: The Scandinavian tradition is rich in tales and legends related to mistletoe. Already in ancient times the druids used mistletoe to obtain infusions and medicinal potions, in order to fight diseases and epidemics that scourged and decimated the populations of the time; among the druids, in fact, the mistletoe was known as the plant able to cure any disease.
Canine: The Rosa Canina is a variety of wild rose, which can grow spontaneously in the woods and in the cliffs. Since ancient times it has been considered a flower with a double meaning; on the one hand, in fact, the Rosa Canina is characterized by the beauty and delicacy of the perfume of its buds, on the other hand by the trunk and the branches full of thorns, small and pointed, which represent an obstacle for anyone who comes close and desires to seize a rose.
Laurel: It is a very widespread plant throughout the Mediterranean basin and in particular in Italy. In most of the ancient peoples laurel branches were used to gird the leader of the winners, important characters, worthy of recognition and esteem. Even in mythology the gods are often depicted with the head surrounded by laurel wreaths.
Spirea: It is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Rosaceae family that grows in Europe and in North America. Its name derives from "spira" which alludes to the spiral shape of its tiny white-cream fragrant flowers. The genus Filipendula includes ten species of rustic perennials; the Filipendula ulmaria is the species from which salicylic acid was extracted in 1838, a substance then synthesized as "aspirin".
Stellaria: The Stellaria Maggiore owes its name to the shape of its flowers, a star; in ancient times it was, in fact, simply called with the Latin name stella. The tradition also attributes these flowers and the infusions derived with the same medical powers. More precisely, Stellaria Maggiore is indicated above all to alleviate states of intolerance and pain in the bones.
Achillea clavenae: COMPOSITAE ACHILLEA CLAVENAE L. Mountain wormwood 10-30 cm tall plant. Pinnate leaves with spaced lacinias with gray-white silky down. Large heads arranged in umbrellas, external white oval flowers, ligular interiors. Flower. : VII - IX. It grows on rocky limestone slopes of high mountains (1500 - 2500 m.
Eriophorum: ERIOPHORUM SCHEUCHZERI Hoppe CYPERACEAE Round plume Hygrophilous plant 10 - 35 cm tall, stoloniferous. Smooth cylindrical stem; linear radical leaves. Single terminal inflorescence, which becomes a voluminous white bow when ripe. Fior: VI - IX. It grows in damp peat mountain places on poor calcium soils.
Violetta: Viola has always been one of the most appreciated flowers, both for its aesthetic appearance and for its delicate fragrance, from all peoples and at all times. The ancient Romans and the Arab populations used to add purple flowers to the drinks or extracts thereof, in order to make the drink more delicate and pleasant.
Dandelion: Dandelion has always grown copiously in the countryside, often infesting cultivated fields too. For this reason in the past it was considered as weed and as such to be eradicated. The plant reproduction speed is also relevant. In the language of flowers the Dandelion symbolizes hope and trust; since ancient times the rural populations used to express a desire and then blow on the seeds of the plant.
Eritrichium nanum: BORAGINACEAE ERITRICHIUM NANUM (L.) Gaud. Dwarf myosotide 2-5 cm tall plant, forming sparse floral bearings, with alternate undivided leaves, light blue flowers with 5 petals and yellow corollary tube. Flower. : VII - VIII. It grows in the high mountains in rocky cracks. The secret of the golden flower.