The Meaning of Flowers Idid some research on flowers and found a lot of interesting information.


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ABUTILON Meditation ACACIA (Rose or white) Elegance, friendship ACACIA (yellow) Secret love ACANTHUS Artifice, fine arts ACHILLEA War ACONITE Lustre, misanthropy ADDER'S-TONGUE Jealousy ADONIS Sad memories AGRIMONY Gratitude ALLSPICE Compassion ALMOND (common) Indiscretion, perfidy ALOE grief, misplaced devotion, religious superstition ALSTOREMERIA Devotion ALTHEA Consumed by love ALYSSYM (sweet) Excellence beyond beauty, exemplary modesty AMARANTH (coxcomb) Affectation, pretension AMARANTH (globe) Constant, unchangeable AMARANTH Foppery, immortality, pretension AMARYLLIS Beautiful, timid, proud AMBROSIA Love returned ANEMONE Fading hope ANGELICA Inspiration, magic APOCYNUM Falsehood, figment, I doubt you APPLE-BLOSSOM Preference ARBOR-VITAE (American) immortality ARBOR-VITAE I never change, live for me ARBUTUS You only do I love ASCLEPIAS Sorrowful remembrance ASH Prudence, with me you are safe ASMINE (night-blooming) Love's vigil ASPEN Excess of sensibility, fear ASPHODEL Memorial sorrow, my regrets follow you to the grave ASTER (China) Afterthoughts, love of variety AURICULA (scarlet) Pride AURICULA Painting, wealth is not always happiness AZALEA Moderation, temperance, your blush has won me BACHELOR'S BUTTON Devotion, hope, love BALM Social intercourse, sympathy BALSAM Impatience BARBERRY Sharpness of temper BASIL Hatred BAY-LEAF I change but in death BABY'S BREATH Pure of heart BAYBERRY Discipline, instruction BEGONIA Deformity BELLFLOWER Constancy, gratitude, I wish to speak to you

rendezvous CHICORY Frugality CHRYSANTHEMUM (Chinese) Loveliness and cheerfulness CHRYSANTHEMUM (red) I love CHRYSANTHEMUM (white) Truth CINERARIA Always delighted CISTUS Popular favour CITRON natured beauty CLEMATIS (evergreen) Poverty CLEMATIS Mental Beauty CLIANTHUS -Self-seeking. obligation CARDINAL-FLOWER Distinction CARNATION Fidelity. love CARNATION PINK Woman's love CATALPA Beware of the coquette CATCHFLY Pretended love. neatness BRYONY Prosperity BURDOCK Importunity BUTTERCUP Riches BUTTERFLY-WEED Let me go CACTUS Grandeur. mature charms CEDAR I live but for thee. acknowledgement. without blemish CHAMOMILE Energy in adversity CANDYTUFT Indifference CANTERBURY BELLS Gratitude. platonic love BLACKTHORN Difficulty BLUEBELL Constancy. innate warmth. sorrowful regret BLUEBOTTLE Delicacy BLUETS Contentment BORAGE Bluntness. warmth CALLA LILY Magnificent beauty CALYCANTHUS Benevolence CAMELLIA (Red) Unpretending excellence. talent BRAMBLE Holiness.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • BELLWORT Hopelessness BETONY Surprise BILBERRY Treachery BITTERSWEET Truth. worldliness CLOTBUR Rudeness CLOVER (four-leafed) Be mine CLOVER (white) Think of me . snare. alas my poor heart CAMELLIA (White) Perfected loveliness. remorse BROOM Humility. unchanging friendship CATTLEYA Matronly grace. think of me CELANDINE Joys to come CENTAURY Delicacy CEREUS (night-blooming) Transient beauty CHERRY-BLOSSOM Spiritual beauty CHESTNUT-BLOSSOM Do me justice CHICKWEED Give an account of yourself.

majesty. gladness. winning grace. glory DARNEL Vice DEW-PLANT Serenade DIOSMA Your simple elegance charms me DITTANY OF CRETE (white) Passion DOCK Patience DODDER OF THYME Baseness DOGBANE Falsehood DOGROSE Pleasure DOGWOOD Forgetfulness. you are my divinity COXCOMB Foppery CRABAPPLE-BLOSSOM Irritability CRANBERRY Cure for heartache CREEPING CEREUS Modest genius CRESS Power. mirth CROWFOOT Ingratitude CROWN IMPERIAL Arrogance. zealousness ENDIVE Frugality ESCHSCHOLTZIA Do not refuse me EUPATORIUM Delay EYEBRIGHT Cheer up F ENNEL Strength. unrequited love. sincerity . I wound to heal. forever thine DAISY (coloured) Beauty DAISY (Michaelmas) Farewell DAISY (white wild) I will think of it DAISY Innocence DANDELION Coquetry. mourning DAFFODIL Deceitful. talent ELDER Compassion. magic. regard DAHLIA Elegance and dignity. stability CROCUS Abuse not. hope.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CLOVES Dignity COBAEA Gossip COLTSFOOT Justice shall be done COLUMBINE Folly CONVOLVULUS Uncertainty CORCHORUS Return quickly COREOPSIS Always cheerful CORIANDER Hidden worth CORN-BLOSSOM Riches CORN-COCKLE Peerless and proud CORNEL Success crowned you CORNFLOWER Delicacy. love's oracle DAPHNE Fame. pride of birth CURRANT Your frown will destroy me CUSCUTA Meanness CYCLAMEN Diffidence CYPRESS Despair. refinement COWSLIP Comeliness. worthy of praise FERN Fascination. poetry. love undiminished by EGLANTINE Genius.

pleasant thoughts. intoxicated with joy HELLEBORE Calumny. I keep my secret FILBERT Reconciliation FIR Time FLAX Domestic industry. I feel your kindness FLEUR-DE-LIS Message FLOWER-OF-AN-HOUR Delicate beauty FLOWERING ALMOND Hope FORGET-ME-NOT Constancy. scandal . consolation GERANIUM (silver leafed) Recall GERANIUM (wild) Steadfast piety GERANIUM Gentility. submission HARLEQUIN Laugh at trouble HAWKWEED Quick-sighted HAWTHORN Hope HAZEL Reconciliation. eagerness. peaceful mind GILLYFLOWER Bonds of affection. heart is agitated HEARTSEASE Modesty. think of me HEATH Solitude HELENIUM. fate.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • FIG Argument. mirth GRASS Submission HANDFLOWER Warning HAREBELL Grief. precaution GOOSEBERRY Anticipation GRANDIFLORA High-souled GRAPE (wild) Charity. GERANIUM (rose) Preference GERANIUM (scarlet) Comforting. Tears HELIOTROPE Devotion. true love FOUR-LEAFED CLOVER Be mine FOUR-O'CLOCK Timidity FOXGLOVE Insincerity. lasting beauty. stateliness. she is fair GLADIOLUS Ready-armed GOLDENROD Encouragement. youth FOXTAIL GRASS Sporting FUCHSIA Confiding love FUMITORY Spleen FURZE Anger. love for all occasions GARDEN DAISY Share your sentiments GARDENIA Refinement GENTIAN (closed) Sweet be thy dreams GENTIAN (fringed) I look to heaven GERANIUM (dark) Melancholy GERANIUM (fish) Disappointed expectation GERANIUM (horseshoe) Stupidity GERANIUM (Ivy) Favour GERANIUM (lemon) Unexpected meeting GERANIUM (nutmeg) Expected meeting GERANIUM (oak) True friendship GERANIUM (pencilled) Ingenuity.

I attach myself to you JASMINE (Spanish) Sensuality JASMINE (white) Amiability JASMINE (yellow) Grace and elegance JASMINE I am too happy JONQUIL Can you return my love?. treachery LAURESTINE I die if neglected LAVENDER Acknowledgment.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • HEMLOCK You will cause my death HEMP Fate HIBISCUS Delicate beauty HOLLY Am I forgotten?. HORNBEAM Ornament HORSE-CHESTNUT Luxury HOUSELEEK Domestic industry. your looks freeze me IRIS (German) Aflame. sorrow HYACINTH (white) Modest loveliness HYACINTH Constancy HYDRANGEA Boaster. eloquence IVY Fidelity. generous and devoted love. win and wear me LADY'S SMOCK Ardor LADY'S THIMBLE Grief. heartlessness HYSSOP Cleanliness ICE-PLANT Old Beau. vivacity HOUSTONIA Contentment HYACINTH (purple) Jealousy. I desire a return of your affection JUDAS-TREE Betrayal. affection HONEYSUCKLE Bonds of love HOP Injustice. submission LADY'S-TRESSES Bewitching grace LANTANA I am unyielding LAPAGERIA There is no unalloyed good LARCH Audacity. pensive beauty LADY'S SLIPPER Capricious beauty. my compliments. friendship. distrust failure LEAVES (dead) Sadness LEMON Discretion . fruitfulness HONEY-FLOWER Love sweet and secret HONEYSUCKLE (coral) Fidelity. boldness. foresight HOLLYHOCK Ambition. wedded love JACOB'S-LADDER come down JASMINE (cape) I am too happy JASMINE (Carolina) Separation JASMINE (Indian) Attraction. rejected. LARKSPUR (pink) Fickleness LARKSPUR (Purple) Haughtiness LAUREL (ground) Perseverance. domestic happiness. token LAUREL (mountain) Ambition LAUREL Perfidy. unbelief KINGCUP Riches LABURNUM Forsaken. marriage. I burn adversity IRIS Message.

retirement MARIGOLD Cruelty in love. malevolence LOCUST Affection beyond the grave. vicissitude LONDON-PRIDE Frivolity LOTUS Estranged love LOVE-IN-A-MIST Perplexity LOVE-LIES Bleeding. inquietude. I want to be kissed. virtue MISTLETOE I surmount difficulties. high-souled. comfort MIMOSA Exquisite. hopeless but not heartless LUCERNE Life LUPINE (rose) Fanciful LUPINE (white) Always happy LUPINE Voraciousness MADDER Backbiting.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • LETTUCE Cold-hearted LICHEN Dejection. fastidious MINT Let us be friends again. falsehood. flirtation LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY Perfect purity. tranquility MAGNOLIA (swamp) Perseverance MAGNOLIA Benevolence. return of happiness LINDEN Conjugal love LIVE-OAK Liberty LIVERWORT Confidence LOBELIA Arrogance. beauty LILY (day) Coquetry LILY (frog) Disgust LILY (tiger) I dare you to love me LILY (white) Purity and sweetness LILY (yellow) Coquetry. first love LILAC (white) Youthful innocence LILY (water) Purity of heart LILY (calla) Maiden modesty. jealous lover MARJORAM Blushes MARSHMALLOW Beneficence in consent MARVEL-OF-PERU Timidity MEADOW-SAFFRON My best days are past MEADOWSWEET Uselessness MESEMBRYANTHEMUM Idleness MEZEREON Desire to please MIGNONETTE Your qualities surpass your charms MILFORD War MILK-VETCH Your presence softens my pain. love of nature. you are a parasite MOCK-ORANGE Counterfeit MONARDA Your whims are unbearable MONK'S-HOOD Chivalry MONKSHEAD Danger is near . solitude LILAC (purple) Fastidiousness. refusal. magnificence MAIZE Riches MALLOW Mildness MANCHINEEL Falsehood MANDRAKE I wound to soothe MAPLE Reserve.

religious fervour and superstition PEA (Everlasting) Appoint a meeting. you are spiteful NIGHTSHADE Your thoughts are dark OAK Hospitality OAT I love your music OLEANDER Beware OLIVE Peace ORANGE-BLOSSOM Chastity. you love yourself too well NASTURTIUM Patriotism NETTLE Slander. agreements . bashfulness PEPPER-FLOWER Satirical thoughts PERIWINKLE (blue) Early friendship PERIWINKLE (white) Harmony. indignation. trying to please you.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MOONFLOWER I only dream of love MORNING-BRIDE I have lost all MORNING-GLORY Affection. think of me PARSLEY Useful knowledge. festivity gaiety PASQUEFLOWER You have no claims PASSION FLOWER Faith. industry ORCHIS (butterfly) Gaiety ORCHIS (fly) Error OXEYE Be patient PALM Victory PANSY Modesty. eternal love. sadness MULBERRY (white) Wisdom MULLEIN Take courage MUSK-PLANT Be bolder MUSTARD I smart. you flatter me ORCHIS (bee) Error. departure MOSCHATEL Weakness MOSS Ennui MOSS ROSEBUD Confession of love MOTHERWORT Concealed love MOUNTAIN ASH Prudence MOURNING-BRIDE Unfortunate to attachments MUDWORT Happiness. I am hurt MYRTLE (wax) Discipline. lasting pleasure PEACH-BLOSSOM I am your captive PEAR-BLOSSOM Not altogether lovely. marriage. peace MULBERRY (black) I shall not survive you. pleasure of memory PERSICARIA Restoration PERSIMMON-BLOSSOM Bury me amid nature's beauties. I shall surprise you by and by PETUNIA You soothe me PHEASANT'S-EYE I cannot forget you PHLOX (star-shaped) Affability. bridal festivities ORCHID You are a belle. affections PENNYROYAL You had better go PEONY Anger. holy love. instruction MYRTLE Love in absence NANDINA My love will grow warmer NARCISSUS Egotism. pleasant thoughts.

illusion ROSE (marechal niel) Yours. youth and sadness PRINCE'S FEATHER I blush for you PRIVET Prohibition PYXIE Life is sweet QUAKING-GRASS My QUAMOCLIT Busybody QUEEN-OF-THE-MEADOWS Uselessness QUINCE-BLOSSOM Temptation RAGGED-ROBIN Ardor RANUNCULUS I am dazzled by your charms RASPBERRY-BLOSSOM Remorse RHODODENDRON Beware. winter ROSE (half-blown) Timid love ROSE (Jacqueminot) I am true ROSE (Japan) Beauty is your only attraction. early youth PRIMROSE (red) Neglected merit PRIMROSE Believe me. change PINE Pity PINK (double-red) Ardent love PINK (Indian) Always lovely PINK (mountain) Aspiration PINK (variegated) Refusal PINK (white) Fascination. young and brilliant ROSE (deep-red) Admiration. fidelity PLUMBAGO Holy wishes POLYANTHUS Purse-proud POMEGRANATE BLOSSOM Mature elegance.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • PHLOX Unanimity PIMPERNEL Assignation. bashful. talent PLUM (wild) Independence PLUM-BLOSSOM Keep your promises. I am dangerous ROCKET Rivalry ROSE (Austrian) You are all that is lovely ROSE (bridal) Happy love ROSE (Burgundy) Unconscious beauty ROSE (cabbage) Ambassador of love ROSE (Carolina) Love is dangerous ROSE (China) Beauty always new ROSE (Damask) Beauty ever new. dreaminess POPPY (white) Forgetfulness POTENTILLA I claim your esteem PRIDE OF CHINA Dissension PRIMROSE (evening) Inconstancy. confessions of love . perfection POPPY (red) Consolation POPPY (scarlet) Fantastic extravagance POPPY (variegated) Flirtation. heart and soul ROSE (montiflora) Grace ROSE (moss) Superior. embarrassment ROSE (full-blown) Engagement ROSE (guelder) Age.

love is waning. silence. fertility SAFFRON Beware of excess pleasures. friendship ROSE (York-and-Lancaster) Conflict ROSE Love ROSE-LEAF You may hope ROSEBUD (red) Inclined to love. pure and lovely ROSEBUD (white) Too young to love ROSEMARY Remember me RUDBECKIA Impartiality RUE Disdain. JOHN'S-WORT Animosity STAR OF BETHLEHEM Atonement STARWORT Afterthought STEPHANOTIS Happiness in marriage STOCK Lasting beauty STONECROP Tranquility STRAW Agreement . innocent love ROSE (white. withered) Despair ROSE (wild) Charming simplicity ROSE (yellow) Jealousy. let us forget. voluptuousness. romantic love ROSE (rock) Popular favour ROSE (thornless) Ingratitude ROSE (white) I am worthy of your love. you are perfectly lovely SAGE Domestic virtues. friendship in trouble SORREL (wild) Ill-timed wit SORREL (wood) Secret sweetness SOUTHERNWOOD Bantering. presumption SNOWBALL Bound thoughts of heaven SNOWDROP Consolation.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ROSE (musk) Capricious beauty ROSE (pink) Ours must be secret love ROSE (red) Unity. great respect SAINFOIN You confuse me SALVIA (blue) Wisdom SALVIA (red) Untiring energy SATINFLOWER Fascination SAXIFRAGE Affection SCABIOUS (sweet) Widowhood SCABIOUS Unfortunate love SEA-BINDWEED Uncertainty SENSITIVE-PLANT Fine sensibility SENVY I smart SHAMROCK Loyalty SHEPHERD'S PURSE I offer you my all SMILAX Constancy SNAPDRAGON No. jest SPEEDWELL Womanly fidelity SPIDERFLOWER Not so bad as I seem SPIDERWORT Esteem but not love ST.

modesty hope VIRGIN'S BOWER Filial love VIRGINIA CREEPER I cling to you WAKE-ROBIN Ardor-zeal WALLFLOWER Fidelity in misfortune or adversity WATER LILY Purity of the heart WAX-PLANT Susceptibility WHEAT Prosperity WISTARIA Cordial welcome WITCH-HAZEL Inspiration. sternness THORN-APPLE Delusive beauty THRIFT Sympathy TRILLIUM Modest ambition TRUMPET-FLOWER Fame TUBEROSE Dangerous TULIP (red) Declaration of love TULIP (variegated) Enchantment. love. tender and quick emotion VERONICA Fidelity VERVAIN Enchantment. remember me SYRINGA You shall be happy yet TAMARISK Crime TANSY Resistance TEAZEL Misanthropy THISTLE (Scotch) Retaliation THISTLE Austerity. your eyes are beautiful TULIP (yellow) Hopeless and perfect love TULIP TREE BLOSSOM Rural happiness TURNIP BLOSSOM Charity TUSSILAGE You shall have justice VALERIAN An accommodating disposition VENUS'S FLY-TRAP Duplicity VENUS'S LOOKING-GLASS Flattery VERBENA Pray for me. a spell is upon me WOLFSBANE Misanthropy WOODBINE Fraternal love WORMWOOD Absence XANTHIUM Pertinacity.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SUMAC (dwarf) Adoration SUMAC I shall survive the change SUNFLOWER (large) You are splendid SWEET BASIL Good wishes SWEET-WILLIAM Grant me one smile SWEET PEA departure. loyalty VIOLET (white) Candour. superstition VIOLET (blue) Faithfulness. rudeness YARROW Cure for heartache ZEPHYRANTHES Expectation ZINNIA Thoughts of absent friends . Mysticism.

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