Symbolism of plants: examples from European-Mediterranean culture presented with biology and history of art: AUGUST: Bittersweet, woody nightshade.

In northern countries only few wild plants flower in November, but the gradually drying stems of the chicory plant persist even in cold winters. The piercing blue flowers appear from late spring right through to late autumn and the strong, deep perennial roots and the flat leaf rosettes protect the plant through the winter. No wonder that chicory was a… (More)

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