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Native American Flower Mythology

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about flowers.

Flower Mythology In Various Tribes

*Meaning of bloodroot flowers
*Meaning of chicory flowers
*Meaning of coneflower
*Meaning of dandelions
*Meaning of ladyslippers
*Meaning of lavender
*Meaning of sunflowers
*Meaning of wild roses
*Meaning of violets
*Meaning of yarrow flowers
*Meaning of zinnias

Native American Flower Gods and Spirits

Xochipilli (Aztec)

Native American Legends About Flowers

Menominee Flower Story:
    Menominee Indian legend about the origin of flowers.
The Lady's Slipper:
    Ojibwa flower legend about the first ladyslipper.
*Story of the Meadow Dandelion * Shawondasee and the Golden Girl:
    Ojibway folktales about the South Wind falling in love with a flower spirit.
*Origin of the Trailing Arbutus:
    Tale of the flower that became the Ottawa tribal symbol.

Recommended Books of Flower Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Native Plant Stories:
    Excellent collection of Native American folklore about flowers and other plants, by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
Song of the Seven Herbs:
    Native American stories for kids about the meaning of various North American flowers and medicine herbs.
Native American Medicinal Plants:
    Comprehensive book on the names and traditional uses of Indian flowers and herbs throughout Native North America.
Zinnia: How The Corn Was Saved:
    Lovely bilingual picture book telling a Navajo Indian flower myth about a boy who learns the secret of the zinnia.
The Legend of the Lady Slipper * The Legend of the Lady's Slipper:
    Picture books for children based on a Chippewa Indian story about the origin of the ladyslipper (moccasin flower.)

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