The carnation or pink clove as it is also called, is undoubtedly a beautiful flower! Carnations are the second most popular flower to give to your crush, right after the classic rose. If they are your favorite token of appreciation, we suggest you keep reading this article! The carnation flower has an interesting origin story. Imagine rejecting a literal goddess who confessed love to you! Wont you gouge out her eyes too, like DIana did?