flowers and legends
Christ, on his perfect sacrifice of expiation, freed us from the curse of sin, which is symbolized by a thorn.
The crown of thorns, in fact, was an excellent symbol to express who Jesus is and what he came to accomplish. The name of this plant makes reference precisely to the crown of thorns Jesus was given during his crucifixion. It is believed that it was made with this plant, since you can easily form a circle by weaving its stems together.
There is evidence that this species, native to Madagascar, was taken to the Mid West before Christ.
It is also symbolic and meaningful how the intense red color of the flower reminds us of the spilt blood while Jesus was wearing it.