Adonis Flower Meaning
Adnois vernalis - Spring Adonis. It can also be called Pheasant's eye or Birdseye. The flower meaning is painful recollection. There are several varities and can be red or yellow. It is mainly native to the mountain meadows in Europe, Korea and Japan. It is sometimes used in New Year's bouquets in Japan for a wish of a happy and long life. In Greek mythology it is said that Aphrodite loved Adonis and Ares was very jealous of this because he loved Aphrodite. Ares turned himself into a wild boar and killed Adonis. Aphrodite then changed him into the flowwer that is now known as Adonis.