Anemone - Anemone, comes from Greek origin, meaning 'the wind'. It gets its name due to the wind that blows the petals open, eventually blowing the dead petals away too. It is also used in medicine to treat cramps, menstrual problems, and emotional distress. Meaning: On a positive note, this flower symbolizes anticipation. It has a dark side however, indicating a fading hope and a feeling of having been forsaken.