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The Meaning of Flowers

A Dictionary of Flower Symbolism

This is a dictionary of flowers and their symbolic meaning. What is the meaning of flowers?

Flower Symbolism

Flower Symbolism

Red Roses are often sent as a symbol of love. But did you know that different types of flowers mean different things? There is in fact a code or language of flowers that you can use to send a message to your sweetheart.

The Language of Flowers is the method of using flowers as types to express thoughts and feelings. In this language, various flowers are associated with different emotions and feelings, essenially bautiful messages in a code of petals and blooms..

The language and symbolism of flowers goes back to ancient times when the custom and meanings were better understood and more widely practices than today. Today, only some flowers - such as red roses - have a commonly known meaning; however most flowers actually have a symbolic meaning to those who understand it.

This guide will help you decode th flower symbolism and let you send exactly the right message. Whether you are celebrating the start of a new love or mourning the end of a chapter in your life, flowers bring joy, comfort and peace.

The Symbolism of Flowers

This is a chart that sets out the traditional flower meanings. I have to say that I have not even heard of some of these flowers and if I sent someone these I suspect that they would not even know what I meant. Still, it is interesting to see what they supposedly mean. So the next time you get a flower bouquet, you can try to analyze it for hidden meanings.

Anemone Anticipation
Apple Blossom Preference
Aspen Leaf Fear
Brier Insult
Buttercup Riches
Camellia Illness

Flower Meanings

Flower Symbolism

What is a Flower Meaning?

When you take a flower, you are taking a little piece of the cosmos, the beautiful universe

If you give a flower to someone, you're giving them a piece of the universe.

And if you receive a flower, you're receiving a piece of the universe.

Calla Pride
Candytuft Indifference
Cornflower Heaven
Cowslip Youthful Beauty
Cypress Death
Daffodil Unrequited Love
Daisy Simplicity
Dandelion Coquetry
Evergreen Hope
Everlastings Undying Affection
Fern Forsaken
Five-leafed Clover Bad Luck
Forget-Me-Not True Love
Four-leafed Clover Good Luck
Foxglove Insincerity
,Geranium Deceit
Goldenrod Encouragement
Heather Loneliness
Heliotrope Devotion
Hepatica Anger
Honeysuckle Fidelity
Hyacinth Sorrow
Ivy Trustfulness
Laurel Fame
Lilac Fastidiousness
Lily Majesty, Purity
Lotus Forgetfulness
Marigold Contempt
Moss or a dry twig Old Age
Myrtle Wedded Bliss
Narcissus Vanity
Oak Leaf Power
Orange Blossom Marriage
Oxalis Pangs of Regret
Palm Leaf Conquest
Pansy Loving Thoughts
Poppy A Tryst at Evening
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Repentance
Scarlet Geranium A Kiss
Snowdrop A Friend in Need
Sting Nettle Rudeness
Sweet William Gallantry
Tuberose Bereavement
Tulip Boldness
Violet Modesty
Yellow Rose Jealousy


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