… These FUN FACTS about Forsythia?
- the flower was named after William Forsythia, a Scottish botanist
- forsythia belongs to the same family as the olive
- in the spring the flowers will appear before the leaves
- the flowers are edible and can be used to make tea or syrups
- forsythia suspensa is a common herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve colds, allergies and bronchitis
- in the Victorian language of flowers, the forsythia symbolizes anticipation