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Sunflower symbolism

About sunflower meanings: it is a symbol loyalty, everlasting faith and adoration.


The shape and the color of the sunflower heads and their bright yellow, orange and red petals are symbolic of the sun. This flower represents happiness, radiance and all things that are positive.


The sunflower symbolizes longevity or long life. It may be due to the sun which is perceived to have an enduring life even though eventually it will die out.


On a practical note, when these plant stems are cut to make flowers for vases and bouquets, they can last for 2-3 weeks so are quite hardy. This bouquet by my boys lasted two weeks but it was outside!


In dreams, the sunflower is believed to be a very lucky symbol or motif. It is viewed as symbolizing career and employment ambitions, wealth, good fortune and positive opportunities.


One of the sunflower's greatest and most important symbolic meanings is that of having a nuclear-free world. The flowers have been shown to absorb harmful toxic elements and radiation from the soil and clean up the environment. Being so good for the environment as well as beautiful to look at, it is no wonder that the sunflower has now truly become a symbol of peace and also hope for the future of humankind.



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