Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari
flowers are as common in the country as people are in London.
- Oscar Wilde
I didn't know the names of the flowers
now my garden is gone.
- Allen Ginsberg
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln