1. Pysanka plant symbols are numerous and diverse. (Thus, “The Story of Pysanka” mentions some 3 dozen pysanka plant symbols).
2. Another word that can be used in place of ‘plant’ or ‘plant-form’, for example, in the expression ‘plant symbols’ is ‘phytomorphic’.
3. Plant symbols may represent either a whole plant, or any part of it (a leaf, a flower or even a stem).
4. Plant symbols can have many variants. (For example, “The Story of Pysanka” mentions about a dozen variations of ‘rozha’ (mallow) symbol).
5. Leaves follow flower symbols in popularity. (“The Story of Pysanka” contains several examples of leaf symbols, including periwinkle, oak, nut, horseradish, maple and cherry).
6. Logically, pysanky’s names often reflect the motif or symbol they feature.
7. Interestingly, ‘Rozha’ (mallow) pysanka is mentioned in Hryhoriy Kvitka-Osnovyanenko’s novel ‘Here’s a Treasure for You’ (1837). As a matter of fact, our book refers to two stories of this Ukrainian writer; the second story being ‘A Soldier’s Portrait’ (1833).
8. On a rare occasion the same symbol can represent different plants in various localities of Ukraine. For instance, the ‘field mallow’ of Ostroverhivka village and the ‘‘oak leaf’ of Lebedyn town, are almost identical.
9. One of the most ancient of pysanka plant symbols is the ‘sosna’ (pine). Together with another ancient symbol ‘sontse’ (the sun) it represents the resurgence of nature.
10. Plant symbols are also often found on Moravian (Czech) and on some Serbian Easter eggs.