All About the Marigold FlowerThe marigold is a very common flower, ask people to name a flower and it will be one of the most popular ones that they say. This is a flower that people know of and that people either like or hate, it really is like that. You will find that the marigold actually has a lot of history. The Virgin Mary is where the name Mary's Gold came from, and this is a flower that was used as a flower of the dead in Mexico. Today, it is still used in a Day of the Dead ceremonies. Even though the marigold is used in a lot of floral bouquets and arrangements it actually represents grief, cruelty, and jealousy.