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Lilacs Meaning and Symbolism

Lilacs Meaning and Symbolism

Notorious for clusters of gorgeous white and deep lavender, lilacs are flowers that have held the spotlight for centuries. However, there is an untapped well of information about lilacs despite this popularity. While the technical aspects of this flower are certainly intriguing, there is an even deeper and more complex science going on behind the scenes - meaning and symbolism. In 19th-century Europe, when not only industry was booming, but humanity, literature, and social science, society often found it exciting to assign hidden connotations to certain words, phrases, and gestures - and this new practice very easily found its way into the floral industry, which provided thousands upon thousands of subjects for these theories. [caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Karok[/caption] 4 Facts...

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