"Summer's bride" Early Christians called this plant "Mary's Gold." They often placed it by statues of the Virgin Mary. It was also associated with the sun, and was believed to open at sunrise and close at sunset. Retrieved from "http://symbolism.wikia.com/wiki/Calendula?oldid=7867" Ad blocker interference detected! Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.