11.Family crest of Ukita Naoie/Hideie
Swords & wood sorrel leaves
Design that consists of swords & wood sorrel leaves. Wood sorrel leaves have heart-shaped leaves, and the plant itself symbolizes prosperity of descendants due to its strong vitality & fertility.
The Chosokabe family also adopted the family of crestwood sorrel leaves.However, its design is different from that of the Ukita family.
What is "wood sorrel leaves" ?
- Wood sorrel looks like a clover that naturally grow on fields & roadsides, but the shape of clover leaves are more round. Wood sorrels germinate well even when they get stomped over or weeded out, which proves they have strong vitality & fertility. They bear cute yellow flowers.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest