The Rose - Symbol of Love

by Read Listen Learn · Flora · Intermediate

The rose is the symbol of love in many western countries. You can find it in every European garden, but it grows all over the world. In the ancient world, roses were so important that Rome suffered food shortages because too much land was given over to grow the flowers. But did you know that the red rose has only been with us for just over a century? Read the history of this fascinating symbol of love (920 words).

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