There is no better flower to discuss on Valentine’s Day than the Rose. In Shakespeare’s Henry VI there is a piece of text between Plantagenet and Somerset that the Rose is mentioned.

Plantagenet: Let him that is a true born gentleman

From off this brier pluck a white rose with me

Somerset: Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer…

Puck a red rose from off his thorn with me.

The rose is a type of flowering shrub. Its name comes from the Latin word Rosa. The flowers of the rose grow in many different colors. Red for true love, yellow for friends and so on.

The rose was designated the official flower and floral emblem of the United States of America in 1986.

The Rose is a symbol of love on any day but especially on Valentine’s Day. It can also be said a symbol of war and peace all over the world. Each state adopts a State flower—5 states have the Rose as its state flower- New York, Oklahoma, Georgia, Iowa and North Dakota.

Interesting that the Rose has been around for 35 million years. There have been many medicinal or health benefits of the Rose Some Some of these are 1. soothe skin irritation. 2. reduces skin redness, 3. helkps and treats infections, 4. heals cuts, scars and burns, 5. enhances moods and 6. Relieves headache

Did you give someone a Rose today ?

Until tomorrow…