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Meaning of Flowers

We all know what red roses mean, but have you ever thought about what ivy means? Although not scientifically correct, flowers language is fun to explore. The following is a short list of some of the commonly used flowers.

Flower Symbolism
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A
Acacia Friendship
Acacia, yellow Secret love
Almond (flowering) Hope
Alyssum (sweet) Beauty
Amaranth (globe) Unfading love
Amaryllis Pride, Beauty
Anemone Forsaken
Aster Afterthought
B
Bachelor's Button Celibacy
Beech Prosperity
Bell Flowers Gratitude
Birch Meekness
C
Cactus Warmth
Calla Beauty
Camelia, Red Excellence
Camelia, White Loveliness
Carnation, Red For my poor heart
Cedar Strength
Chrysanthemum,Red I love you
Chrysanthemum, White Truth
Clover Be mine
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Corn Richness
Crocus Youthful gladness
D
Daffodil Regard
Dahlia Instability
Daisy Innocence
F
Fennel Worthy of praise
Fern Fascination
Forget me not True Love
French Honeysuckle Rustic Beauty
French Marigold Jealousy
French Willow Bravery
G
Geranium Melancholy
Geranium, Ivy Bridal Favor
Grapes Abundance
Golden Rod Precaution
H
Hawthorn Hope
Heliotrope Faithfulness
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Holly Foresight
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Devoted affection
Hyacinth Sport, Game
Hyssop Cleanliness
I
Iris Message
Ivy Fidelity, Marriage
J
Jasmine Amiability
Jasmine (yellow) Grace and Elegance
Juniper Protection
L
Lantana Rigour
Larkspur Lightness
Lavender Purity, Silence, Luck.
Laurel Glory
Lemon Blossoms Fidelity
Lilac, Purple First Love
Lilac, White Youthful, Innocence
Lily, Day Coquetry
Lily, Imperial Majesty
Lily, White Purity. Sweetness
Lily, Yellow Gaiety
Lily of the Valley Return of Happiness
Lotus Eloquence
Lotus Flower Estranged Love
Love in Mist Perplexity
Lupine Imagination
M
Magnolia Love of Nature
Maple Reserve
Marjoram Blushes
Mint Virtue
Morning Glory Affectation
Myrtle Love
N
Narcissus Egotism
Nasturtium Patriotism
O
Oak leaves Bravery
Oleander Beware
Orange Blossoms Purity = loveliness
P
Palm Victory
Pansy Thoughts
Peach Blossoms I am your captive.
Pear Affection
Pear Tree Comfort
Periwinkle, Blue Early friendship
Periwinkle, White Pleasures of Memory
Phlox Unanimity
Poppy, Red Consolation
Primrose Early Youth
R
Ranunculus You are radiant with charms
Rose Love
Rose, bridal Happy love
Rose, Bergundy Unconscious Beauty
Rose, Multiflora Grace
Rose, Single Simplicity
Rose, White I am worthy of you.
Rose, Yellow Decrease of Love
Rose, White/Red Unity
Rosebud, red Pure and lovely
Rosebud, White Girlhood
S
Sage Domestic Virtue
Snapdragon Presumption
Snowdrop Hope
Sorrel Affection
Star of Bethlehem Purity
Stock Lasting Beauty
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet Basil Good Wishes
Sweet Pea Delicate Pleasure
Sycamore Curiosity
T
Thistle Austerity
Thyme Activity
Trumpet Flower Fame
Tuberose Dangerous Pleasure
Tulip, Red Declaration of Love
Tulip, Variegated Beautiful Eyes
Turnip Charity
V
Veronica Fidelity
Vine Intoxication
Violet, Blue Faithfulness
Violet, Yellow Happiness
W
Walnut Intellect
Water Lily Purity of Heart
Willow, Creeping Love Forsaken
Willow, Water Freedom
Reference: "Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers"

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