Chrysanthemum #159

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The name “chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower).

In some countries of Europe, incurve chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are used only for funerals or on graves.

In the United States, the flower is usually regarded as positive and cheerful.

In China, Japan and Korea, white chrysanthemums are symbolic of lamentation and grief.

The above pictures were taken today at the Chrysanthemum Festival,  Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

 

 

 

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