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Flower Spotlight: Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums are the official birth-month flower of November and are especially popular in the fall months. Also known as mums, these hardy flowers are commonly found in gardens, but are also a great choice to include in flower arrangements. Mums offer a rich history and deep symbolism, so keep reading to learn some interesting facts about them! Origin Chrysanthemums were originally cultivated in China, where their roots were used as herbal remedies for headaches and their petals and sprouts were eaten in salads. They were later introduced to Japan, becoming so popular that they became a part of the emperor’s official crest. Mums were introduced to Europe in the 17th century and then imported into America in 1798. Facts Japan holds National Chrysanthemum Day annually, which is also referred to as the Festival of Happiness. The name “chrysanthemum” comes from the Greek words “chrysos” (gold) and “anthemon” (flower), referring to the flowers’ [...]