Portrait of beautiful black woman surrounded by flowers
Plant life is one of the most tenacious beings on the planet. It weathers the storm adapting to its environment. Over the centuries, artists have captured the rich symbolism of flowers, tracing the changing meanings of roses, irises, tulips, carnations, and more. Depending on the context, a single flower can represent reproduction or decay, purity or promiscuity, love or hardship—or nothing more than a pile of petals.