Monday 30 May 2016

Language of Flowers, Herbs & Trees

There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature's wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

Plants and their meaning:

Aloe: Healing, protection, affection

Angelica: Inspiration

Arborvitae: Unchanging friendship

Bachelor's button: Single blessedness

Basil: Good wishes

Bay: Glory

Black-eyed Susan: Justice

Carnation: Alas for my poor heart

Chamomile: Patience

Chives: Usefulness

Chrysanthemum: Cheerfulness

Clover, white: Think of me

Coriander: Hidden worth

Cumin: Fidelity

Crocus, spring: Youthful gladness

Daffodil: Regard

Daisy: Innocence, hope

Dill: Powerful against evil

Edelweiss: Courage, devotion

Fennel: Flattery

Fern: Sincerity

Forget-me-not: Forget-me-not

Geranium, oak-leaved: True friendship

Goldenrod: Encouragement

Heliotrope: Eternal love

Holly: Hope

Hollyhock: Ambition

Honeysuckle: Bonds of love

Horehound: Health

Hyacinth: Constancy of love, fertility

Hyssop: Sacrifice, cleanliness

Iris: A message

Ivy: Friendship, continuity

Jasmine, white: Sweet love

Lady's-mantle: Comfort

Lavender: Devotion, virtue

Lemon balm: Sympathy

Lilac: Joy of youth

Lily-of-the-valley: Sweetness

Marjoram: Joy and happiness

Mint: Virtue

Morning glory: Affection

Myrtle: The emblem of marriage, true love

Nasturtium: Patriotism

Oak: Strength

Oregano: Substance

Pansy: Thoughts

Parsley: Festivity

Pine: Humility

Poppy, red: Consolation

Rose, red: Love, desire

Rosemary: Remembrance

Rue: Grace, clear vision

Sage: Wisdom, immortality

Salvia, blue: I think of you

Salvia, red: Forever mine

Savory: Spice, interest

Sorrel: Affection

Southernwood: Constancy, jest

Sweet pea: Pleasures

Sweet William: Gallantry

Sweet woodruff: Humility

Tansy: Hostile thoughts

Tarragon: Lasting interest

Thyme: Courage, strength

Tulip, red: Declaration of love

Valerian: Readiness

Violet: Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness

Willow: Sadness

Yarrow: Everlasting love

Zinnia: Thoughts of absent friends


Comment below on which is your favourite :)

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