Here are the botanic/scientific details before I go on to some interesting details heard locally about this flower.
- The 10 petals represent the 10 Apostles, excluding St. Peter & Judas;
- The ovary, in its chalice shape, representsdenote the Holy Grail;
- The filaments (see the blue radial pointy things in picture above) represent the Crown of Thorns;
- The pointed tips of the leaves were taken to represent the Holy Lance;
- The 3 stigmata denote 3 nails and 5 anthers, the 5 wounds suffered by Lord Jesus.