Asperula is commonly known as Woodruff. The orientalis variety has sky blue flowers with one head per stem. This flower is adapted for bouquet making.

Asperula Orientalis Habit and Portion of Inflorescence

Asperula is commonly known as Woodruff. The orientalis variety has sky blue flowers with one head per…

"Bunch together seven fine, strong seed-grass stalks and tie just below the blossoms, with the root-end of you long-blade grass. The stems of the seed-grasses are the spokes, the long grass the weaver. Turn the blossoms-end down, the stems-ends up, and close to where it is tied, begin to weave the long grass in and out, under one spoke, over the next, under the third, over the fourth, going around and around spirally until the end of the weaver is reached, then tie it to one of the spokes. Keep forcing the spokes farther and farther apart as you weave until the holder is shaped like a cone." -Beard, 1906

Bouquet holder

"Bunch together seven fine, strong seed-grass stalks and tie just below the blossoms, with the root-end…

An illustration of a bouquet of flowers.

Bouquet of Flowers

An illustration of a bouquet of flowers.

"Bunch together seven fine, strong seed-grass stalks and tie just below the blossoms, with the root-end of you long-blade grass." -Beard, 1906

Bouquet of wild grasses

"Bunch together seven fine, strong seed-grass stalks and tie just below the blossoms, with the root-end…

A decorative grass bouquet.

Grass Bouquet

A decorative grass bouquet.

The Louis XVI Bouquet is a carving.

Louis XVI Bouquet

The Louis XVI Bouquet is a carving.

A decorative pot filled with dried flowers in the style of a bouquet.

Bouquet of Dried Flowers

A decorative pot filled with dried flowers in the style of a bouquet.

Hulda, the Norse goddess of spring sits on the throne in her cave. A shepherd finds this cave and as a reward, Hulda gives him anything in the cave. He chooses the blue flowers she holds in her hand.

Hulda and the Shepherd

Hulda, the Norse goddess of spring sits on the throne in her cave. A shepherd finds this cave and as…

This jug has a design of a bouquet in a bas relief, which is a raised design.

Jug

This jug has a design of a bouquet in a bas relief, which is a raised design.

An illustration of a man giving a woman a bouquet of flowers.

Man Giving Woman Flowers

An illustration of a man giving a woman a bouquet of flowers.