Most people understand an olive branch as a symbol of peace. It can also be meant as fruitfulness, purification, and victory. The laurel wreath was first worn by the ancient Romans in parades after triumph in battle where it was viewed as a prize and a sign of divine blessing. The laurel is an evergreen thought to have purifying powers that could result in immortality.
The ivy is symbolic of conviviality (gaiety or joviality). A wreath and festoon together symbolize memory.
The Palm is a plant whose leaves resemble a hand. Originally a military symbol of victory, it was adapted into Christianity as a symbol of Christ’s victory of death. Often seen as an attribute of martyrdom and eternal peace.
A century plant can live between 10 and 30 years. It derives its name from the fact that it blooms only once before dying at the end of a long life. It represents everlasting life and immortality.
The fern is a symbol of sincerity, sorrow, grief and hope to grieving loved ones.