Updated: Sep 27, 2021
Nothing says fall like chrysanthemums. These beautiful blossoms come in all different colors, including red, orange and yellow.
The name chrysanthemum comes from the Greek words "chrysos," which means gold, and "anthemon," which means flower. They are the second most popular flower in the world, second only to roses. In Japan, the Festival of Happiness celebrates these bright blossoms. It is the official flower of Chicago and the November birth flower. Chrysanthemums are traditionally given to mothers on Mother's Day in Australia.
Latin name: Chrysanthemum morifolium
Chrysanthemums are one of the "Four Gentlemen" of China, also called the Noble Four. Not only do they symbolize important moral qualities, but also the fall season. The plum, orchid and bamboo represent the other three seasons. According to tradition, the chrysanthemum symbolizes the virtue of withstanding adversities since it indicates the coming of winter.