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Flower Superstitions and Flower Folklore

Being such a part of our lives, from courtship to weddings to funerals to religious celebrations, flowers have accumulated an abundance of superstitions. In most cultures, there are flower superstitions related to different types of flowers, where and when to give flowers, the growing or finding of flowers, and fortune-telling with flowers. Some flower superstitions go back a long way and relate to earlier myths about flowers, while others could relate to medicinal uses of flowers. Many flower superstitions go so far back into the realm of folk ways that their origins are uncertain.

Here are some flower superstitions: