7 Surprising Fall Flower Facts and Folklore Storie

You may be surprised to learn more about autumnal flowers. Learn the fascinating backstories and interesting flower facts of your most beloved seasonal flowers.  

If you're not a fan of spiders, you might find this fall flower fact frightening. The moniker "Coreopsis" comes from the native North American flower that was brought to Europe in 1699.        

Unusual Flower Name

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Marigolds were used to combat wounds in both the American Civil War and World War I. Hummingbirds will like the late summer and fall flowers you grow.          

Battlefield Medicine

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Sedum comes in more than 250 varieties and is a native of many different areas. The Romans used sedum to discourage lightning by growing it on rooftops, which is where the plant's history began.            

Protection From Storm

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Early in the 1600s, a French botanist brought anemone back from overseas, but he wouldn't give the plants or their seeds to anyone. Following ten years of this, a different botanist visited his garden.              

Secret Seed Sharing

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According to Neil Ewart's The Lore of Flowers, medieval knights used pansy petals to foretell their romantic futures. A seven-lined petal represented everlasting love.                

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

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Throughout history, autumn crocus has been utilized medicinally. In order to protect themselves from the plague, people would frequently wear fall crocus bulbs around their necks throughout the Renaissance (c. 1300–1700).                  

Autumn Crocus as a Cure

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