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The Yellow Pansy

Sharing another bloom from my summer garden. The pansy comes in many different colors. I have many in the garden and they always thrive in the hot sun. Kind of makes you wonder why they are called pansies. They have even survived cold during the winter before.

I did a little research and this is what I found. The name comes from the French word “pensée”, meaning “thought”, which is also its meaning in the language of flowers. In Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, Ophelia gives flowers to Hamlet and says, “There’s pansies; that’s for thoughts.” The pansy is a symbol of the Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority, and of the city of Osaka, Japan.

Now you know the rest of the story.

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