February 4, 2021
Anemones were first brought to Britain at the end of the sixteenth century. The English had multiple beliefs tied to these flowers, one of them being the antithesis of the Anemone from Day 3 (the Flower of Death). They believed that when the first flower bloomed in the spring, it should be plucked, wrapped in white silk, and carried around as a talisman against illness and disease. These flowers were also defined as "forsaken". In the Victorian language of flowers, specific flowers were placed in bouquets to transmit secret messages to people, like passing notes. The Anemone symbolized forsaken love, or forbidden love, but also, withered hopes. A bouquet of anemones, azaleas, striped carnations, and columbines signified the end of an affair.
Possible Powers: Protection from illness and disease
Location: 40.0360217, -75.2067580
A flower is not a flower alone, a thousand thoughts invest it.
- Victorian Language of Flowers