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1885:  Kate Greenaway The Language of Flowers
Table of Contents

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

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— A —

Abecedary = Volubility
Abatina = Fickleness
Acacia = Friendship
Acacia, Rose or White = Elegance
Acacia, Yellow = Secret love
Acanthus = The fine arts. Artifice.
Acalia = Temperance
Achillea Millefolia = War
Aconite (Wolfsbane) = Misanthropy
Aconite, Crowfoot = Lustre
Adonis, Flos = Painful recollections
African Marigold = Vulgar minds
Agnus Castus = Coldness. Indifference.
Agrimony = Thankfulness. Gratitude.
Almond (Common) = Stupidity. Indiscretion.
Almond (Flowering) = Hope.
Almond, Laurel = Perfidy
Allspice = Compassion
Aloe Grief = Religious superstition
Althaea Frutes (Syrian Mallow) = Persuasion
Alyssum (Sweet) = Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth (Globe) = Immortality. Unfading love.
Amaranth (Cockscomb) = Foppery. Affectation.
Amaryllis = Pride. Timidity. Splendid beauty.
Ambrosia = Love returned
American Cowslip = Divine beauty
American Elm = Patriotism
American Linden = Matrimony
American Starwort = Welcome to a stranger. Cheerfulness in old age.
Amethys = Admiration
Anemone (Zephyr Flower) = Sickness. Expectation.
Anemone (Garden) = Forsaken
Angelica = Inspiration
Angrec = Royalty
Apple = Temptation
Apple (Blossom) = Preference. Fame speaks him great and good.
Apple, Thorn = Deceitful charms.
Apocynum (Dog's Vane) = Deceit.
Arbor Vitae = Unchanging Friendship. Live for me.
Arum (Wake Robin) = Ardour.
Ash-leaved Trumpet Flower = Separation
Ash Tree = Grandeur
Aspen Tree = Lamentation
Aster (China) Variety = Afterthought
Asphodel = My regrets follow you to the grave
Auricula = Painting
Auricula, Scarlet = Avarice
Austurtium = Splendour
Azalea = Temperance

 

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Bachelor's Buttons = Celibacy
Balm = Sympathy
Balm, Gentle = Pleasantry
Balm of Gilead = Cure. Relief.
Balsam, Red = Touch me not. Impatient resolves.
Balsam, Yellow = Impatience
Barberry = Sourness of temper
Barberry Tree = Sharpness
Basil = Hatred
Bay Leaf = I change but in death
Bay (Rose) Rhododendron = Danger. Beware.
Bay Tree = Glory
Bay Wreath = Reward of merit
Bearded Crepis = Protection
Beech Tree = Prosperity
Bee Orchis = Industry
Bee Ophrys = Error
Belladonna = Silence
Bell Flower, Pyramidal = Constancy
Bell Flower (small white) = Gratitude
Belvedere = I declare against you
Betony = Surprise
Bilberry = Treachery
Bindweed, Great = Insinuation
Bindweed, Smal =l Humility
Birch = Meekness
Birdsfoot Trefoil = Revenge
Bittersweet; Nightshade = Truth
Black Poplar = Courage
Blackthorn = Difficulty
Bladder Nut Tree = Frivolity. Amusement.
Bluebottle (Centaury) = Delicacy.
Bluebell = Constancy.
Blue-flowered Greek Valerian = Rupture
Borus Henricus = Goodness
Borage = Bluntness
Box Tree = Stoicism.
Bramble = Lowliness. Envy. Remorse.
Branch of Currants = You please all
Branch of Thorns = Severity. Rigour.
Bridal Rose = Happy love
Broom = Humility. Neatness
Buckbean = Calm repose
Bud of White Rose = Heart ignorant of love
Bugloss = Falsehood
Bulrush = Indiscretion. Docility.
Bundle of Reeds, with their Panicles = Music
Burdock = Importunity. Touch me not.
Buttercup (Kingcup) = Ingratitude. Childishness.
Butterfly Orchis = Gaiety
Butterfly Weed =Let me go

 

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Cabbage = Profit
Cacalia = Adulation
Cactus = Warmth
Calla Æthiopica = Magnificient Beauty
Calycanthus = Benevolence
Camellia Japonica, Red = Unpretending excellence
Camellia Japonica, White = Perfected loveliness
Camomile = Energy in adversity
Canary Grass = Perserverance
Candytuft = Indifference
Canterbury Bell = Acknowledgement
Cape Jasmine = I'm too happy
Cardamine = Paternal error
Carnation, Deep Red = Alas! for my poor heart
Carnation, Striped = Refusal
Carnation, Yellow = Disdain
Cardinal Flower = Distinction
Catchfly = Snare
Catchfly, Red = Youthful love
Catchfly, White = Betrayed
Cedar = Strength
Cedar of Lebanon = Incorruptible
Cedar Leaf = I live for thee
Calandine (Lesser) = Joys to come
Cereus (Creeping) = Modest genius
Centaury = Delicacy
Champignon = Suspicion
Chequered Fritillary = Persecution
Cherry Tree = Good education
Cherry Tree, White = Deception
Chesnut Tree = Do me justice. Luxury.
Chickweed = Rendzvous
Chicory = Frugality
China Aster = Variety
China Aster, Double = I partake your sentiments
China Aster, Single = I will think of it
China or Indian Pink = Aversion
China Rose = Beauty always new
Chinese Chrysanthemum = Cheerfulness under adversity
Christmas Rose = Relieve my anxiety
Chrysanthemum, Red = I love
Chrysanthemum, White = Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow = Slighted love
Cinquefoil = Maternal affaction
Circaea = Spell
Cistus, or Rock Rose = Popular favour
Cistus, Gum = I shall die to-morrow
Citron = Ill-natured beauty
Clematis = Mental beauty
Clematis, Evergreen = Poverty
Clotbur = Rudeness. Pertinacity.
Cloves = Dignity
Clover, Four-leaved = Be mine
Clover, Red = Industry
Clover, White = Think of me
Cobaea = Gossip
Cockscomb Amaranth = Foppery. Affectation. Singularity.
Colchicum, or Meadow Saffron = My best days are past
Coltsfoot = Justice shall be done.
Columbine = Folly
Columbine, Purple = Resolved to win
Columbine, Red = Anxious and trembling
Convolvulus = Bonds
Convolvulus, Blue (Minor) = Repose. Night.
Convolvulus, Major = Extinguished hopes
Convolvulus, Pink = Worth sustained by judicious and tender affection
Corchorus = Impatient of absence
Coreopsis = Always cheerful
Coreopsis Arkansa = Love at first sight
Coriander = Hidden worth
Corn = Riches
Corn, Broken = Quarrel
Corn Straw = Agreement
Corn Bottle = Delicacy
Corn Cockle = Gentility
Cornel Tree = Duration
Coronella = Success crown your wishes
Cowslip = Pensiveness. Winning grace.
Cowslip, American = Divine beauty. You are my divinity.
Cranberry = Cure for heartache
Creeping Cereus = Horror
Cress = Stability. Power.
Crocus = Abuse (me) not
Crocus, Spring = Youthful gladness
Crocus, Saffron = Mirth
Crown Imperial = Majesty. Power.
Crowsbill = Envy.
Crowfoot = Ingratitude
Crowfoot (Aconite-leaved) = Lustre
Cuckoo Plant = Ardour
Cudweed, American = Unceasing remembrance
Currant = Thy frown will kill me
Cuscuta = Meanness
Cyclamen = Diffidence
Cypress = Death. Mourning.

 

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Daffodil = Regard
Dahlia = Instability
Daisy = Innocence
Daisy, Garden = I share your sentiments
Daisy, Michaelmas = Farewell
Daisy, Party-coloured = Beauty
Daisy, Wild = I will think of it
Damask Rose = Brilliant complexion
Dandelion = Rustic oracle
Daphne Odora = Painting the lily
Darnel (Ray grass) = Vice
Dead Leaves = Sadness
Dew Plant = A Serenade
Dittany of Crete = Birth
Dittany of Crete White = Passion
Dock = Patience
Dodder of Thyme = Baseness
Dogsbane = Deceit. Falsehood.
Dogwood = Durability
Dragon Plant = Snare
Dragonwort = Horror
Dried Flax = Utility

 

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Ebony Tree = Blackness
Eglantine (Sweetbrier) = Poetry. I wound to heal.
Elder = Zealousness
Elm = Dignity
Enchanter's Nightshade = Witchcraft. Sorcery.
Endive = Frugality
Eupatorium = Delay
Everflowering Candytuft = Indifference
Evergreen Clematis = Poverty
Evergreen Thorn = Solace in adversity
Everlasting = Never-ceasing remembrance
Everlasting Pea = Lasting pleasure

 

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Fennel = Worthy all praise. Strength.
Fern = Fascination
Ficoides, Ice Plant = Your looks freeze me.
Fig = Argument
Fig Marigold = Idleness
Fig Tree = Prolific
Filbert = Reconciliation
Fir = Time
Fir Tree = Elevation
Flax = Domestic Industry. Fate. I feel your kindness.
Flax-leaved Goldy-locks = Tardiness
Fleur-de-Lis = Flame. I burn.
Fleur-de-Luce = Fire
Flowering Fern = Reverie
Flowering Reed = Confidence in Heaven
Flower-of-an-Hour = Delicate beauty
Fly Orchis = Error
Flytrap = Deceit
Fools' Parsley = Silliness
Forget Me Not = True love. Forget me not.
Foxglove = Insincerity
Foxtail Grass = Sporting
French Honeysuckle = Rustic beauty
French Marigold = Jealousy
French Willow = Bravery and humanity
Frog Ophrys = Disgust
Fuller's Teasel = Misanthropy
Fumitory = Spleen
Fuchsia, Scarlet = Taste

 

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Garden Anemone = Forsaken
Garden Chervil = Sincerity
Garden Daisy = I partake your sentiments
Garden Marigold = Uneasiness
Garden Ranunculus = You are rich in attractions
Garden Sage = Esteem
Garland of Roses = Reward of virtue
Germander Speedwell = Facility
Geranium, Dark = Melancholy
Geranium, Ivy = Bridal favor
Geranium, Lemon = Unexpected meeting
Geranium, Nutmeg = Expected meeting
Geranium, Oak-leaved = True friendship
Geranium, Pencilled = Ingenuity
Geranium, Rose-scented = Preference
Geranium, Scarlet = Comforting. Stupidity.
Geranium, Silver-leaved = Recall
Geranium, Wild = Steadfast piety
Gillyflower = Bonds of affection
Glory Flower = Glorius beauty
Goat's Rue = Reason
Golden Rod = Precaution
Gooseberry = Anticipation
Gourd = Extend, Bulk
Grape, Wild = Charity
Grass = Submission. Utility.
Guelder Rose = Winter. Age.

 

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Hand Flower Tree = Warning
Harebell = Submission. Grief.
Hawkweed = Quicksightedness
Hawthorn = Hope
Hazel = Reconciliation
Heath = Solitude
Helenium = Tears
Heliotrope = Devotion. Faithfulness.
Hellebore = Scandal. Calumny.
Helmet Flower (Monkshood) = Knight-errantry
Hemlock = You will be my death
Hemp = Fate
Henbane = Imperfection
Hepatica = Confidence
Hibiscus = Delicate beauty
Holly = Foresight
Holly Herb = Enchantment
Hollyhock = Ambition. Fecundity.
Honesty = Honesty. Fascination.
Honey Flower = Love sweet and secret.
Honeysuckle = Generous and devoted affection
Honeysuckle Coral = The colour of my fate
Honeysuckle (French) = Rustic beauty
Hop = Injustice
Hornbeam = Ornament
Horse Chesnut = Luxury
Hortensia = You are cold
Houseleek = Vivacity. Domestic industry.
Houstonia = Content
Hoya = Sculpture
Humble Plant = Despondency
Hundred-leaved Rose = Dignity of mind
Hyacinth = Sport. Game. Play.
Hyancinth, White = Unobtrusive loveliness
Hydrangea = A boaster. Heartlessness.
Hyssop = Cleanliness

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Iceland Moss = Health
Ice Plant = Your looks freeze me
Imperial Montague = Power
Indian Cress = Warlike trophy
Indian Jasmine = Attachment
Indian Pink (Double) = Always lovely
Indian Plum = Privation
Iris = Message
Iris, German = Flame
Ivy = Fidelity. Marriage.
Ivy, Sprig of with tendrils = Assiduous to please

 

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Jacob's Ladder = Come down
Japan Rose = Beauty is your only attraction
Jasmine = Amiability
Jasmine, Cape = Transport of joy
Jasmine, Carolina = Separation
Jasmine, Indian = I attach myself to you
Jasmine, Spanish = Sensuality
Jasmine, Yellow = Grace and elegance
Jonquil = I desire a return of affection
Judas Tree = Unbelief. Betrayal.
Juniper = Succour. Protection.
Justicia = The perfection of female loveliness.

 

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Kennedia = Mental Beauty
Kings-cups = Desire of Riches

 

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Laburnum = Forsaken. Pensive Beauty.
Lady's Slipper = Capricious Beauty. Win me and wear me.
Lagerstraemia, Indian = Eloquence
Lantana = Rigor
Larch = Audacity. Boldness.
Larkspur = Lightness. Levity.
Larkspur, Pink = Fickleness
Larkspur, Purple = Haughtiness
Laurel = Glory
Laurel, Common, in flower = Perfidy
Laurel, Ground = Perseverance
Laurel, Mountain = Ambition
Laurel-leaved Magnolia = Dignity
Laurestina = A token. I die if neglected.
Lavender = Distrust
Leaves (dead) = Melancholy
Lemon = Zest
Lemon Blossoms = Fidelity in love
Lettuce = Cold-heartedness
Lichen = Dejection. Solitude.
Lilac, Field = Humility
Lilac, Purple = First emotions of love
Lilac, White = Youthful Innocence
Lily, Day = Coquetry
Lily, Imperial = Majestry
Lily, White = Purity. Sweetness.
Lily, Yellow = Falsehood. Gaiety.
Lily of the Valley = Return of happiness
Linden or Lime Trees = Conjugal love
Lint = I feel my obligations
Live Oak = Liberty
Liverwort = Confidence
Licorice, Wild = I declare against you
Lobelia = Malevolence
Locust Tree = Elegance
Locust Tree (green) = Affection beyond the grave
London Pride = Frivolity
Lote Tree = Concord
Lotus = Eloquence
Lotus Flower = Estranged love
Lotus Leaf = Recantation
Love in a Mist = Perplexity
Love lies Bleeding = Hopeless, not heartless
Lucern = Life
Lupine = Voraciousness. Imagination.

 

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Madder = Calumny
Magnolia = Love of Nature
Magnolia, Swamp = Perseverance
Mallow = Mildness
Mallow, Marsh = Beneficence
Mallow, Syrian = Consumed by love
Mallow, Venetian = Delicate beauty
Manchineal Tree = Falsehood
Mandrake = Horror
Maple = Reserve
Marigold = Grief
Marigold, Africa = Vulgar minds
Marigold, French = Jealousy
Marigold, Prophetic = Prediction
Marigold and Cypress = Dispair
Marjoram = Blushes
Marvel of Peru = Timidity
Meadow Lychnis = Wit
Meadow Saffron = My best days are past
Meadowsweet = Uselessness
Mercury = Goodness
Mesembryanthemum = Idleness
Mezereon = Desire to please
Michaelmas Daisy = Afterthought
Mignionette = Your qualities surpass your charms
Milfoil = War
Milvetch = Your presence softens my pains
Milkwort = Hermitage
Mimosa (Sensitive Plant) = Sensitiveness
Mint = Virtue
Mistletoe = I surmount difficulties
Mock Orange = Couterfeit
Monkshood (Helmet Flower) = Chivalry. Knight-errantry.
Moonwort = Forgetfulness
Morning Glory = Affectation
Moschatel = Weakness
Moss = Maternal love
Mosses = Ennui
Mossy Saxifrage = Affection
Motherwort = Concealed love
Mountain Ash = Prudence
Mourning Bride = Unfortunate attachment. I have lost all.
Mouse-eared Chickweed = Ingenuous simplicity
Mouse-eared Scorpion Grass = Forget me not
Moving Plant = Agitation.
Mudwort = Tranquillity
Mugwort = Happiness
Mulberry Tree (Black) = I shall not survive you
Mulberry Tree (White) = Wisdom
Mushroom = Suspicion
Musk Plant = Weakness
Mustard Seed = Indifference
Myrobalan = Privation
Myrrh = Gladness
Myrtle = Love

 

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Narcissus = Egotism
Nasturtium = Patriotism
Nettle, Burning = Slander
Nettle Tree = Concert
Night-blooming Cereus = Transient beauty
Night Convolvulus = Night
Nightshade = Truth

 

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Oak Leaves = Bravery
Oak Tree = Hospitality
Oak (White) = Independence
Oleander = Beware
Olive = Peace
Orange Blossoms = Your purity equals your loveliness
Orange Flowers = Chastity. Bridal destivities.
Orange Tree = Generosity
Orchis = A Belle
Osier = Frankness
Osmunda = Dreams
Ox Eye = Patience

 

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Palm = Victory
Pansy = Thoughts
Parsley = Festivity
Pasque Flower = You have no claims
Patience Flower = Religious Superstition
Patience Dock = Patience
Pea, Everlasting = An appointed meeting. Lasting Pleasure.
Pea, Sweet = Departure
Peach = Your qualities, like your charms, are unequalled
Peach Blossom = I am your captive
Pear = Affection
Pear Tree = Comfort
Pennyroyal = Flee away
Peony = Shame, Bashfulness
Peppermint = Warmth of feeling
Periwinkle, Blue = Early friendship
Periwinkle, White = Pleasures of memory
Persicaria = Restoration
Persimon = Bury me amid nature's beauties
Peruvian Heliotrope = Devotion
Pheasant's Eye = Remembrance
Phlox = Unanimity
Pigeon Berry = Indifference
Pimpernel = Change. Assignation.
Pine = Pity
Pineapple = You are perfect
Pine, Pitch = Philosophy
Pine, Spruce = Hope in adversity
Pink = Boldness
Pink, Carnation = Woman's love
Pink, Indian, Double = Always lovely
Pink, Indian, Single = Aversion
Pink, Mountain = Aspiring
Pink, Red, Double = Pure and ardent love
Pink, Single = Pure love
Pink, Variegated = Refusal
Pink, White = Ingeniousness. Talent.
Plane Tree = Genius
Plum, Indian = Privation
Plum Tree = Genius
Plum, Wild = Independence
Polyanthus = Pride of riches
Polyanthus, Crimson = The heart's mystery
Polyanthus, Lilac = Confidence
Pomegranate = Foolishness
Pomegranate, Flower = Mature elegance
Poplar, Black = Courage
Poplar, White = Time
Poppy, Red = Consolation
Poppy, Scarlet = Fantastic extravagance
Poppy, White = Sleep, My bane. My antidote.
Potato = Benevolence
Prickly Pear = Satire
Pride of China = Dissension
Primrose = Early youth
Primrose, Evening = Inconstancy
Primrose, Red = Unpatronized merit
Privet = Prohibition
Purple Clover = Provident
Pyrus Japonica = Fairies' fire

 

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Quaking-Grass = Agitation
Quamoclit = Busybody
Queen's Rocket = You are the queen of coquettes. Fashion.
Quince = Temptation

 

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Ragged Robin = Wit
Ranunculus = You are radiant with charms
Ranunculus, Garden = You are rich in attractions
Ranunculus, Wild = Ingratitude
Raspberry = Remorse
Ray Grass = Vice
Red Catchfly = Youthful love
Reed = Complaisance. Music.
Reed, Split = Indiscretion.
Rhododendron (Rosebay) = Danger. Beware.
Rhubarb = Advice
Rocket = Rivalry
Rose = Love
Rose, Austrian = Thou art all that is lovely
Rose, Bridal = Happy love
Rose, Burgundy = Unconscious beauty
Rose, Cabbage = Ambassador of love
Rose, Campion = Only deserve my love
Rose, Carolina = Love is dangerous
Rose, China = Beauty always new
Rose, Christmas = Tranquillize my anxiety
Rose, Daily = Thy smile I aspire to
Rose, Damask = Brilliant complexion
Rose, Deep Red = Bashful shame
Rose, Dog = Pleasure and pain
Rose, Guelder = Winter. Age.
Rose, Hundred-leaved = Pride
Rose, Japan = Beauty is your only attraction
Rose, Maiden Blush = If you love me, you will find it out
Rose, Multiflora = Grace
Rose, Mundi = Variety
Rose, Musk = Capricious beauty
Rose, Musk, Cluster = Charming
Rose, Single = Simplicity
Rose, Thornless = Early attachment
Rose, Unique = Call me not beautiful
Rose, White = I am worthy of you
Rose, White (withered) = Transient impressions
Rose, Yellow = Decrease of love. Jealousy.
Rose, York and Lancaster = War
Rose, Full-blown, placed over two Buds = Secrecy
Rose, White and Red together = Unity
Roses, Crown of = Reward of virtue
Rosebud, Red = Pure and lovely
Rosebud, White = Girlhood
Rosebud, Moss = Confession of love
Rosebay (Rhododendron) = Beware. Danger.
Rosemary = Rememberance
Rudbeckia = Justice
Rue = Disdain
Rush = Docility
Rye Grass = Changeable disposition

 

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Saffron = Beware of excess
Saffron Crocus = Mirth
Saffron, Meadow = My happiest days are past
Sage = Domestic virtue
Sage, Garden = Esteem
Sainfoin = Agitation
Saint John's Wort = Animosity. Superstition.
Sardony = Irony
Saxifrage, Mossy = Affection
Scabious = Unfortunate love
Scabious, Sweet = Widowhood
Scarlet Lychnis = Sunbeaming eyes
Schinus = Religious enthusiasm
Scotch Fir = Elevation
Sensitive Plant = Sensibility. Delicate feelings.
Senvy = Indifference
Shamrock = Light heartedness
Snakesfoot = Horror
Snapdragon = Presumption
Snowball = Bound
Snowdrop = Hope
Sorrel = Affection
Sorrel, Wild = Wit ill-timed
Sorrel, Wood =Joy
Southernwood = Jest. Bantering.
Spanish Jasmine = Sensuality
Spearmint = Warmth of sentiment
Speedwell = Female fidelity
Speedwell, Germander = Facility
Speedwell, Spiked = Semblance
Spider, Ophrys = Adroitness
Spiderwort = Esteem not love
Spiked Willow Herb = Pretension
Spindle Tree = Your charms are engraven on my heart
Star of Bethlehem = Purity
Starwort = Afterthought
Starwort, American = Cheerfulness in old age
Stock = Lasting beauty
Stock, Ten Week = Promptness
Stonecrop = Tranquility
Straw, Broken = Rupture of a contract
Straw, Whole = Union
Strawberry Tree = Esteem and love
Sumach, Venice = Splendour. Intellectual excellence.
Sunflower, Dwarf = Adoration
Sunflower, Tall = Haughtiness
Swallow-wort = Cure for heartache
Sweet Basil = Good wishes
Sweetbrier, American = Simplicity
Sweetbrier, European = I wound to heal
Sweetbrier, Yellow = Decrease of love
Sweet Pea = Delicate pleasures
Sweet Sultan = Felicity
Sweet William = Gallantry
Sycamore = Curiosity
Syringa = Memory
Syringa, Carolina = Disappointment

 

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Tamarisk = Crime
Tansy (Wild) = I declare war against you
Teasel = Misanthropy
Tendrils of Climbing Plants = Ties
Thistle, Common = Austerity
Thistle, Fuller's = Misanthropy
Thistle, Scotch = Retaliation
Thorn Apple = Deceitful charms
Thorns, Branch of = Severity
Thrift = Sympathy
Throatwort = Neglected beauty
Thyme = Activity
Tiger Flower = For once my pride befriend me
Traveller's Joy = Safety
Tree of Life = Old age
Trefoil = Revenge
Tremella Nestoc = Resistance
Trillium Pictum = Modest beauty
Truffle = Surprise
Trumpet Flower = Fame
Tuberose = Dangerous pleasures
Tulip = Fame
Tulip, Red = Declaration of love
Tulip, Variegated = Beautiful eyes
Tulip, Yellow = Hopeless love
Turnip = Charity
Tussilage (Sweet-scented) = Justice shall be done you

 

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Valerian = accommodating disposition
Valerian, Greek = Rupture
Venice Sumac = Intellectual excellence. Splendour.
Venus' Car = Fly with me
Venus' Looking-glass = Flattery
Venus' Trap = Deceit
Vernal Grass = Poor, but happy
Veronica = Fidelity
Vervain = Enchantment
Vine = Intoxication
Violet, Blue = Faithfulness
Violet, Dame = Watchfulness
Violet, Sweet = Modesty
Violet, Yellow = Rural happiness
Virginian Spiderwort = Momentary happiness
Virgin's Bower = Filial love
Volkamenia = May you be happy

 

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Walnut = Intellect. Stratagem
Wall-flower = Fidelity in adversity
Water Lily = Purity of heart
Water Melon = Bulkiness
Wax Plant = Susceptibility
Wheat Stalk = Riches
White Jasmine = Amiableness
White Lily = Purity and Modesty
White Mullein = Good nature
White Oak = Independence
White Pink = Talent
White Poplar = Time
White Rose (dried) = Death preferable to loss of innocence
Whortleberry = Treason
Willow, Creeping = Love forsaken
Willow, Water = Freedom
Willow, Weeping = Mourning
Willow-Herb = Pretension
Willow, French = Bravery and humanity
Winter Cherry = Deception
Witch Hazel = A spell
Woodbine = Fraternal love
Wood Sorrel = Joy. Maternal tenderness.
Wormwood = Absence

 

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Xanthium = Rudeness. Pertinacity.
Xeranthemum = Cheerfulness under adversity.

 

— Y —


Yew = Sorrow

 

— Z —


Zephyr = Flower Expectation
Zinnia = Thoughts of absent friends

 

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