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In the early days of the Church, the triple leaf of this plant was used to symbolize the Trinity.
Today most anemones are hybrids and few have the red spots.
BRAMBLE: The bramble was believed to be the burning bush which the Angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in Exodus 3.
The bramble has become a symbol of the purity of the Virgin Mary, who bore the flames of Divine love without being consumed.
Seven blooms on a stalk were symbolic of the seven gifts of the Spirit, according to the prophecy of Isaiah 11:2.
CYCLAMEN: This plant was early dedicated to the Virgin Mary, The red spot at the heart of the flower represents the bleeding sorrow of the Immaculate Heart. CYPRESS: The cypress, even in pagan times, was associated with death.
According to an old custom, a variety of carnation, the pink, was worn by the bride upon the day of her wedding, and the groom was supposed to search her and find it.
From this custom, the pink has become a symbol of marriage.
The red spots on the petals symbolize the blood of Christ, for it is said that anemones sprang up on Calvary the evening of the Crucifixion.
ACACIA: The acacia is a symbol of the immortality of the soul.
ALMOND: The almond is a symbol of Divine approval or favor. And, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds." It is with reference to this passage that the almond became a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
Another name for the three-leaved clover is trefoil.
COCKLE: The cockle is a common weed that often invades the tilled fields and grows among with the planted grain.