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10 Flowers That Represent Freedom

Giving flowers to someone on a special occasion is a lovely gesture. But because each bloom is unique, it has a particular significance and symbolism. Now that I’ve written this post, I know why some flowers are arranged in a bouquet with one another. Every flower on this list has its roots somewhere in the world, and they are all symbols of freedom! To each, freedom may appear in a different way. It may entail letting go of something, releasing a weight, or regaining your independence!

1. Nerine

The nerine flower represents luck and independence. This flower washed up on the shores of Guernsey Island after drifting over the seas from South Africa. According to Greek mythology, Nereus, the sea god, had nymph progeny named Nerines or Nereids. This flower, which is pink and violet in color, is cold-sensitive. Because it grows so successfully on the English Channel Island of Guernsey, nerines is sometimes known as the Guernsey lily.

2. Strelitzia

The Strelitzia flower is a symbol of human immortality, freedom, and independence. The naturalist who became Queen of England in 1761 gave the flower its name. Because of its resemblance to the beak of a tropical bird, Strelitzia is also known as the Bird of Paradise Flower. Its exotic, tropical appearance has earned it another name, the Crane Flower. Although native to the Cape Province and Southern Africa, this Strelitzia was brought to England in 1773.

3. Freesia

Freesia is synonymous with innocence, trust, freedom, and independence in Victorian terminology. The flower earned its name because of Friedrick Heinrich Theodore Freese, a German physician who found it. The eastern portion of Southern Africa is home to the freesia flower. White, cream, yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, and purple are among the gorgeous hues of this flower. Hardiness zones nine and ten are ideal for this flower’s growth.

4. Milkweed

The reason the milkweed flower gets its name is that, when damaged, it discharges a milky fluid from its stem or leaves. The Greek god Apollo’s son is the source of the genus name Asclepius for the flower. Because of Asclepius’s ability to resurrect the dead in Greek mythology, the milkweed plant is connected to liberty and self-reliance.

5. Dandelion

Dandelions stand for escaping things that would enslave us. It also stands for letting go of the past and focusing on the here and now. Dandelions are said to have medicinal properties by religious and ancient societies because their seeds help increase cholesterol levels and aid in body detoxification. In Asia, Northern Europe, and North America, dandelion plants flourish. Bees use this bloom, which is the first sign of spring, for nectar. The blossom is yellow at first, then opens out into a bundle of delicate, white, globe-shaped seed heads. A dandelions’ seed yield can reach 20,000!

6. Tulips

Turkey and Central Asia are home to the tulip. The Netherlands gave Canada thousands of tulip bulbs as a token of appreciation for their assistance during World War I. This act makes tulips stand for freedom! In the Netherlands, tulips are grown to an extent of 80%. These colorful flowers are available in an array of hues, forms, and sizes.

7. Sunflower

The conflict between Apollo and Clytie in Greek mythology included the sunflower. A nymph transformed Clytie into a sunflower and buried her alive. It makes sense why these blooms are so large! The lovely sunflower stands for happiness and the need for independence. This flower can be used to make oil, seeds, dye, and feed. These big flowers are indigenous to both North and South America.

8. Yellow Roses

Roses are available in a variety of hues, but the yellow variety stands for independence from fashion or mass culture. Unlike the other hues, the yellow rose has no aroma, which makes it stand out from the others. The yellow rose has its origins in the Middle East and was first identified in the 18th century.

9. Edelweiss

The mountain flower known as edelweiss represents liberty and self-reliance. This unusual flower has been adopted by the 10th Special Forces Group of Airborne Soldiers of the United States Army. On their uniforms, edelweiss is used as a national symbol. Australia wears the floral insignia on the back of their headgear, while the German Army wears it on the left side. The purity and patriotism of the Alps people were linked to edelweiss.

10. Lily

White lilies stand for spiritual renewal and a fresh start. The symbols of freedom and independence are the red, orange, and yellow flowers. Tropical regions of Europe, Asia, and North America are home to lily flowers. The Latin word lilium is the source of the English word lily.