Friday, February 13, 2009

Cheatin' Heart Flower

Digitalis, the heart medicine, comes from Foxglove, or as the Latin-spouting gardeners say, Digitalis purpurea. But I didn't know the Foxglove flower has, for centuries, symbolized deceit. Makes sense, though.

Deceit + Digitalis purpurea = cheatin' heart.

Here's a hilarious guide by illustrator Jason Logan on the modern meanings of our posies.

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