Most of you would have come across this flower. It is a very common border plant. But, did you know? It's called 'Bachelor's Button'!!
Apparently, young men (in the west, of course!) wore these flowers on their shirts. If the flower faded quickly, it meant that the man's love was not returned.
Very clever! Because, this flower does not fade quickly!!
Think of THE woman... wear the flower... if it doesn't fade, approach her and confess.... is this how this is supposed to work??
Well... I'm unable to come up with any other logical explanation!!
All along, I was under the impression that only giddy-headed young girls indulged in flowers & 'he-loves me, loves-me-not' sort of stuff!
This flower here, is called 'Brazilian Bachelor's Button'. Off the plant, this flower fades quickly. Otherwise, it stays for a few days. The Brazilian man is not very patient, I guess!
This plant is very hardy and such a weed here that I have a tough time controlling it from spreading!! No dearth of love from Mother Earth for all the Brazilian bachelors here!!
Just check out their scientific names - the first flower here is known as Gomphrena globosa and the second one, Centratherum punctatum - both, so 'un-pronouncable' & 'un-rememberable' !
Speaking for myself, I prefer to remember flowers by their simpler names - especially, names that have cute little anecdotes behind them....
PS: There is no flower called 'Indian Bachelor's Button' !