But what of the other flowers mentioned by Shakespeare?
Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5.
- Ophelia: There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love,
- remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.
- Laertes: A document in madness! Thoughts and remembrance fitted.
Of the daffodil, that blooms in May, Shakespeare had this to say:
When daffodils begin to peer, With heigh! the doxy over the dale, Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year; For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale.Winter's Tale, Act 4, Scene 3.
Of the red poppy, that blooms in early summer:
Not poppy, nor mandragora,Othello, Act 3, Scene 3.
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday.
More flowers by Shakespeare.