The Bible uses flowers often as imagery of beauty and growth. Very few species of flowers are specifically mentioned, however Palestine and Western Syria are calculated to have over 2,000 different types of plants and flowers! In Palestine the annual spring-time display of wild flowers, so glorious for a few short weeks, is followed by such desolation. The fresh and brilliant colors fade into masses of withered leaves (not uncommonly cleared by burning), and then even these are blown, away, so that but bare, cracked and baked earth remains for long months where once all was beauty, color and life. (Flowers, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

Here is our collection of favorite bible verses referring to flowers. As you read, reflect on the symbolism and analogy used to describe life as being delicate and beautiful.