Don't let their size fool you! Although they're small, lemon blossoms radiate a bright, intense aroma.
History helps explain how this unassuming, white flower only the size of a thumbnail has come to take on special symbolic meaning. Lemon trees were imported to the Eastern Mediterranean before the rise of the Roman Empire. Because they simultaneously flowered and bore fruit, lemon trees came to signify both the Virgin Mary and the goddess Venus. Lemon blossoms and branches alike have been used in marriage ceremonies since then to represent chastity and love. Their hidden meaning is a promise to be true, or fidelity in love.