I'm always fascinated by the weird things that just pop into my head, generally at the oddest times. Yesterday morning while doing some sweeping it was love lies bleeding. What? Why?
Its genus name, Amaranthus, comes from the Greek, amarantos, which means unfading. Caudatus means, with a tail.
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding is also a song on Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album.
In the Victorian language of flowers, Love Lies Bleeding represented hopeless or unrequited love.
When I googled the words this old 1948 detective novel, from the golden age of detective fiction, showed up. Oh how I would love to find a copy of this to read. Gervase Fen (don't you just love that name?) was a Professor of English at Oxford who solved the case of a missing Shakespeare manuscript in one weekend.
For a mother, there's nothing scarier than seeing her loves lie bleeding.