Rue is named after the same flower called Rue. Katniss mentions that this flower grows in the meadow near her house on the outskirts of District 12 . The flower represents innocence. Rue is a child and both Rue and the flowers remind Katniss of childhood, innocence and beauty. After Marvel kills Rue with his spear, Katniss covers her in flowers to show the Capitol that she was sacrificed for their game and that Rue's murder was the death of beauty and innocence.