Strawberry represents Perfect goodness. The romantic history of the strawberry goes back to the Greeks and Romans. The early Greeks had a taboo against eating any red foods, including wild strawberries, and this added mystery to the fruit, leading many to believe it possessed great powers.The strawberry of the Middle Ages, often portrayed in Gothic art, was the little wild, or woods, strawberry. Strawberry leaves symbolize the rank of a duke, which indicates how highly the berries were regarded. Several theories have been proposed about the origin of the name strawberry itself, but none is convincing. Some say the straw mulch often used in its cultivation inspired the name, some hold that the achenes with which the berry's surface is dotted resemble straw, others claim that the dried berries were once strung on strands of straw for decorations, while still others say that the long, strawlike runners of the mother plant (strawlike when dry) gave the fruit its name.