Did You Know…

… 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