The name of the geranium came from the Greek word geranos which means crane. It got its name because the seed pods of the plant resemble a crane’s bill. The geranium flower originally came from South Africa and some of its species are from Australia and New Zealand.
Geranium flowers are typically white, red, pink, and purple. Though each colour has its meaning, geraniums are a symbol of foolishness, ingenuity, melancholy and sadness, and expected and unexpected meetings. Some people act foolishly and might not be aware of the impression they are leaving. Geraniums are also the flowers to give to someone clever whom you admire and respect.