The Jacobite Rose or the Scottish White Rose has long been a symbol of Scottish Independence and the rightful place of Scotland in the British Isles. Today, it still acts as a powerful symbol for many Scots. Wear a "White Rose" both for its own beauty and as an enduring symbol of Scottish freedom and nationalism. These are still worn today in the Scottish Assembly.
The origins of the emblem go back to Edmund of Langley in the 14th century, the 1st Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet. The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations, it represents the Virgin Mary, who was called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The Yorkist rose is white in colour, in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence, purity, joy and glory. djk
As rosas brancas representam a pureza e a inocência e podem ser associadas com as grandes uniões e os novos começos. Esta rosa é também um símbolo de honra, reverência,respeito,esperança, lembrança e espiritualidade. Há alguns mitos e lendas, de diversas culturas diferentes, que se relacionam à origem da primeira rosa branca, trazendo uma aura de misticismo e pureza acerca desta flor.