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Friday, May 26, 2006

Passion Flower Story


From Google: These exotic climbing plants were a religious symbol for early Christians. They saw a resemblance in the parts of the flower to the story of Christ's suffering: in the petals the twelve apostles of the Crucifixion; in the five antlers the five wounds; in the three stigmas the nails; and in the purple rays of the corolla, the crown of thorns. Native to the rain forests of Brazil and Peru, their large fruits are a common food in the tropics. Their large and showy flowers last just a day and close forever at night.

5 Comments:

At Fri May 26, 05:22:00 PM 2006, Blogger somershade said...

Nice story of the flower, it is a beautiful flower.Sad that it is short lived.

 
At Fri May 26, 07:50:00 PM 2006, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Very nice story of the passion flower...so this is where the passion fruit comes from.

 
At Fri May 26, 10:48:00 PM 2006, Blogger Ava said...

That was very interesting. I had never heard or thought of it being a symbol like that.

It's very pretty.

 
At Sat May 27, 01:02:00 AM 2006, Blogger Donnak said...

Interesting and very pretty.

 
At Sat May 27, 07:46:00 AM 2006, Blogger Puffstitch said...

Yes, it is such a lovely story. I knew it had to do with the Passion of Christ, but didn't know it in detail. Thank you. And it is shortlived, like my hybiscus flowers. But I read that if you take a freshly opened hybiscus, and float it in some icewater, it will stay fresh for days! I'm going to try it. I'll let you know.

 

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