Flowers are associated with youth, beauty, and pleasure. Specific flowers such as lotus and lilies have assumed symbolic significance in mythology.
Symbolism – many cultures connect flowers with birth, with the return of spring after winter, with life after death, and with joyful youth, beauty, and merriment.
In many societies, certain colors of flowers have acquired symbolic meanings. White blossoms, for example, represent purity, while red ones often symbolize passion and energy. Yellow flowers may suggest gold or the sun. In the Chinese Taoist tradition the highest stage of enlightenment was pictured as a golden flower growing from the top of the head.
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