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Thor: It's not my fault! She never told me she was a fertility goddess!
Loki: She has flowers in her hair and bluebirds singing around her head. Who did you think she was, the bringer of pestilence?
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A character adorned with flowers or has flowers as a visual motif to show their Nature Lover nature or Green Thumb abilities. Often goes along with a pure heart, simple wisdom, and humility, or other "natural" virtues. This simple, natural decoration often embellishes otherwise humble garments, and may be used to contrast with the Conspicuous Consumption bling of an antagonistic Rich Bitch or Evil Aristocrat. As such, it's a form of Good Guys Garb.

Usually female, due to Flowers of Femininity, but may be found on male bohemians and Arcadia residents as well. Due to the Hippie movement's Return to Nature principles, New Age Retro Hippies and Granola Girls can be spotted by their flower crowns or necklaces. A common feature of Earth Mother and Mother Nature as well.

Often paired with Fertile Feet.

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Sister trope to Garden Garment and Plant Person. Related to Nature Equals Plants. If worn in the hair, may be a form of Signature Headgear. Compare Innocent Flower Girl.


Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Mimosa Vermillion from Black Clover. Her Plant Magic mostly manifests as flowers, which form her Princess-Healing Flower Robe and appear in her hair while using the spell, fitting with her kind, girly personality.

    Art 
  • Primavera: Chloris is in a plain dress as a nymph; upon her transformation to the spring goddess Flora, she is bedecked in flowers. There are also several flowers in the garden.

    Comic Books 
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    Films — Animation 
  • Moana: Te Fiti is a Mother Goddess who is responsible for creating and nurturing the Pacific Islands. When Te Ka is turned back into Te Fiti, this is symbolized by plant life and flowers growing along her body. She finally appears as a giant woman covered in plants and flowers, particularly along the crown of her head, and can cause flowers to grow with a wave of her hand.

    Literature 
  • The Dresden Files: In Proven Guilty, this serves to contrast the Summer Lady, who embodies summer, life and the growing seasons, and the Winter Lady, who embodies just the opposite. The Summer Lady turns wooden flowers into real ones when she walks by them, while the Winter Lady passes by after her and blights and kills them.
  • Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: The Plant Persons, from Princesses Are Never Lost: (Everything Else Is Simply Misplaced) have Floral Theme Naming, Green Thumb powers, and also look somewhat like flowers:
    • Thistle, green-skinned and purple-haired.
    • Sweetbriar:
      "pink [...] hair [...] flopped down in five thick clumps resembling petals"
    • Princess Rosalind:
      "Her hair was the deep red of rose petals [...] Delicate, pale skin was tinged a light green where it was not covered by a cascade of white rose petals, somehow fixed together to provide a veil over her otherwise bare body."
  • Hanami from Tasakeru always wears a strange red flower behind her left ear, which is of a species which none of the other characters can identify. It's far more than a mere decoration, as revealed in the end of the first book: it allows Hanami to tap into her powers as a mage, and grow practically anything, anywhere, almost instantly.
  • In Meredith Ann Pierce's Treasure At The Heart Of The Tanglewood, the Nature Heroine Hannah actually grows useful plants appropriate to the season in her hair. This is a reader's first clue as to her true nature.

    Music 
  • Alluded to in the Scott MacKenzie song "If You're Going to San Francisco" which urges the listener to "Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair" in order to fit in with the spiritual, nature-oriented hippies living there in the 60's.

    Roleplay 
  • Goodbye Yeet Academy: Daffodil Sapphire, a young woman who's the Ultimate Gardener, sometimes wears flower crowns that she makes.

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Animal Restaurant: There are two different flower garlands that can be worn by Prince the Gardener, one jasmine and one rose.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 3: The Pink Flower hair accessory for Natalie, which gives resistance to nature damage types like earth and poison.
  • Fairy Bloom Freesia: Fairies are born from flowers, and made for the protection of forests, along with having Floral Theme Naming like Freesia and Plum.
  • Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VII Remake: Aerith Gainsborough is a flower seller living in the otherwise desolate slums of Midgar and the last descendant of the Cetra, and ancient race that has a special connection to the planet.
  • Hades: Persephone, the goddess of seasonal change and daughter of Demeter the harvest goddess, is depicted here with lavender sprigs in her hair and a basket full of plenty.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising: Viridi, the Goddess of Nature, wears a purple flower as a hairpin. A bigger blossom also acts as a button for her coat.
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Shaymin is a Grass-type Legendary particularly associated with cleansing pollution, healing sick lands and turning wastelands into lush and thriving wildernesses. It's very strongly tied to the Gracidea flowers, and even accesses a new form when exposed to one, sporting a pair of them on the sides of its head and multiple others that bloom from its fur when it's clam and comfortable. It's typically found in a secluded meadow filled with colorful blooms, and engages in a seasonal migration called the Flower Carrying because a new flower-filled meadow springs into life where it settles.
  • Story of Seasons: The Harvest Goddess is often depicted with small yellow flowers adorning her hair, which help emphasize her connection to the land.
  • World of Warcraft: The red dragons are guardians of all life on Azeroth, and flowers spring up from where they breathe flame. Some go further into having Fertile Feet, such as Surristrasz and his drakes at Amber Ledge, who are surrounded by a patch of grass and flowers upon otherwise barren rock.
  • Yandere Simulator: All members of the Gardening Club wear flowers in their hair to symbolise their love for nature.

    Visual Novels 
  • Reigning Passions: Piama is a princess of House Spring whose hair is adorned with flowers.

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: As said in Toni and the Tiger, Earth Mother, who was previously known as Flower Child, is a Plant Person that can flower, and also has Green Thumb powers:
    Mrs. Chulkris, or "Earth Mother", as she's sometimes called, gets more than her fair share of second looks.
    [...]
    She's draped all over, from head to foot in vines and leaves and grass and flowers and stuff. And she's not wearing it, it's all growing out of her. What she wears under that canopy of green, I dunno, and I ain't asking. Today, she was in full bloom, with lots of flowers all over the place.

    Western Animation 
  • Aladdin: The Series: One shot anti-villain, Arborous, had a flower on his lapel and a very, very deep connection to nature. This was very plot relevant as the flower was Arborous's heart and the source of his power, so when Aladdin severed it, he was defeated.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Gaia the Earth Mother leaves trails of flowers in her footsteps whenever she appears in the human world.
  • Perfuma from She-Ra: Princess of Power and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has a strong flower theme in her costume, helping to symbolize her connection to nature and control over plants.
  • Princess Amalia of Wakfu sports a huge flower on the side of her head. It closes at night and even wilts when Amalia is dying in season 1 episode 7, so it is clearly a real one, kept alive by her Green Thumb powers. It's not part of her hair, though, as she can still take it off. As if not enough, she sometimes adds another flower on the opposite side.
  • Winx Club: Flora is the Fairy of Nature, and is associated with flowers through her name (which she shares with the Roman goddess of flowers) and powers over plant life. During her Transformation Sequence pink flowers are seen in the background and she occasionally incorporates Petal Power into her attacks. She is the princess of Linphea, a realm known for its closeness to nature.
  • W.I.T.C.H.: Cornelia is the guardian of earth, though she uses her powers predominantly to manipulate plant life. Occasionally, yellow flower petals emanate from her blond hair as she strokes it.
  • Wizards: Nari of the Eternal Forest. The third member of the Arcane Order, associated with life and nature, signified by the flowers in her hair, in addition to the outfit made of leaves and vines.

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