Hummingbird (archilochus colubris) in flight with tropical flower over yellow backgroundHummingbird in nest. View of mother hummingbird in her nest on the branch of a conifer treeBroad Billed Hummingbird. Panoramic Composition of Adult Male Broad Billed Hummingbird Feeding at Cactus FlowerHummingbird in Flower Garden. Flower Meanings & Symbolism. OK. We have a confession to make. Our Flower Meanings and Symbolism section almost was never born. We love to garden and lost track of time while trying to spy faery folk in the midst of all the luscious colors and smells of Spring.

Silver. Silver is a real metal and is connected to the Moon. It is one of the most versatile metals, one of the 3 base metals in Alchemy. It is associated with philosophical traits of intuition, self-reflection, and inner wisdom. It is a feminine metal, a symbol of purity and is connected to the goddesses and spirits. The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 when it was designated the "Floral Emblem" of Maryland by the General Assembly (Chapter 458, Acts of 1918; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 7-306).