The Fleur-de-lis or Iris is considered a representation of wisdom, elegance and faith in life.
During the middle ages, the Iris became the emblem of the French monarchy when Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th century and the Fleur-de-lis became the accepted national symbol of the empire. As they also represent courage, victory and power the flower became the national flower of France.
The Iris, known for its flawless beauty, attractive colors and different varieties, can also signify charm, purity, ecstasy, and compassion. The white Iris, gentle and eye-catching, also symbolizes sympathy and compassion for a bereavement or intense grief following the passing away of a dear one.
These scintillating beauties have much to offer…enhance awareness, improve perspectives about various aspects of life…opens consciousness for better understanding and perception…and and conveys deep emotions and sentiments…
In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove
and a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love
Alfred Lord Tennyson