THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF GLADIOLUS

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Yellow Gladiolus Flower

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF GLADIOLUS

Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean.  Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia. The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide array of beautiful colors.

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3 thoughts on “THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF GLADIOLUS

    v4vikey responded:
    January 16, 2016 at 11:11

    Reblogged this on Wallpaper Tadka.

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    John Robinson said:
    October 30, 2014 at 16:58

    Gorgeous, Vikey! Your plant descriptions are so complete (and helpful) that I would suggest one more refinement to your posts–that you mention (in parentheses) at the end of each one your source for that description. This would protect you from being accused of not crediting your sources. I know that you are not trying to pass off the descriptions as your own. This would make your posts even more authoritative.

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