Forget-me-nots represent long lasting connections that can exist between lovers, and friends. The transient forget-me-not blooming yearly in Spring, a carpet of rich blue flowers.
The quality of remembrance is woven throughout the history of this plant. The common English name of Forget-Me-Not, from the French ne m’oubliez pas, has its origin in many folkloric understandings of this flower.
Forget-me-nots also symbolize protection and luck, and it’s believed that they have the power to protect humans against witches. King Henry IV of England used this flower symbol as his lucky charm during his exile in 1398, these flowers became his very symbol after he returned with them. In medieval Germany, forget-me-nots were worn by lovers to ensure they would not forget each other while they were apart.