African Marigold Language of Flowers

The meaning of African marigold flowers is vulgar minds, interesting, especially for the Victorians. Thought they were very refined and proper. This hardy flower is also called the African daisy. A few tidbits I learned about this one is that the African daisy flowers reflect the beauty and burning color of the sun and hence are referred to as the goddess of the sun. The marigold is also associated with the lion and the astrological sign Leo. Early Christians named the flower "Mary's Gold" and gave blossoms instead of money at the foot of statues of Mary. Marigold was once thought to protect against the plague and effective in stopping gossip - must not be too effective for stopping gossip as it still rages on... :)


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