Acanthus mollis Flower Meaning
As I go down the flower list of my book there are some I can't seem to find. I couldn't find Acalia, which means temperance. I will keep my eye out for information on that one. The Acanthus mollis flower is representative of the fine arts and also means artifice - I had to look that up. Artifice - skill or ingenuity, trickery, artful trick. Artful trick - I liked that one. It is a very large plant with tall strong spike flowers that can be white, lilac or rose. The plant can grow to 8' tall. Tolerates dry climates and shade. As I was reading about it it reminded me of other desert plants I've come to know, mainly Mullein, which grows happily in our area of the desert. I peeked ahead in my flower book and there isn't mention of it so I don't know if it has a meaning. This is a fun tidbit from Wikipedia, "The leaves of this plant are generally considered by historians to have been the design inspiration for the Corinthian column capitals of Roman architecture."