There is an old English saying that spring has not come until you can set your foot on twelve daises.
One of their traditions is to put a single chrysanthemum petal on bottom of a wine glass to sustain a long and healthy life.
This popular perennial's name is derived from the Greek chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower).
The calendula is a member of the marigold family, and was traditionally valued as an herb, rather than its bright yellow blossoms.
The Romans used Calendula mixed with vinegar to season their meat and salad dishes.
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But scientists have yet to answer basic questions about these marvels of beauty... Are there flowers that have not changed much during the evolution of this planet?
It noted that the Aztecs used dahlias as a treatment for epilepsy.
The Aztec culture in Mexico was quite advanced but its wealth of written records did not survive the introduction of Christianity.
Flowering plants, called angiosperms by scientists, were believed to be already diverse and found in most locations by the middle of the Cretaceous period… A myriad of images of preserved flowers and flower parts [in very fine detail] have been found in fossils located in Sweden, Portugal, England, and along the Eastern and Gulf coasts of the United States.
Below are a few brief histories of some of today’s best loved flowers.
Japanese emperors so loved this flower that they sat upon chrysanthemum thrones, and chrysanthemums in Japanese, were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan.