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Yellow Rose

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Yellow Rose

Perhaps the most famous of all flowers, the rose has been a prominent symbol for many millennia. The facets of this flower’s symbolic meaning are almost innumerable, but one of the easiest ways to catalog those facets is by the color of individual blossoms.

The symbolism of the yellow rose is less extensive than its red and white cousins, but the flower still carries a number of interesting – and sometimes contradictory – connotations. Its color links it to the sun, and in alchemy the yellow rose is a symbol of compassion and humanity.

During the Victorian Era, floriography or the “language of flowers” – which used specific blossoms to send symbolically coded messagesbecame immensely popular, and yellow roses embodied several different values; while they could be used to represent joy or friendship, more common meanings were jealousy and romantic rivalry. These latter meanings are possibly due to the symbolism of yellow itself; one of the color’s many connotations is of treachery/infidelity, so a flower of the same color would carry some of the same meaning.

The yellow rose is also an official flower of the state of Texas.

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Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Categories: Alchemical Symbols, Plants, Trees, and Flowers.

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