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Flower Meanings

View the meanings of flowers from absinth to dogwood. Flowers are more than just pretty decorations. They can also convey messages and emotions that words cannot express. For centuries, people have used flowers as a way to communicate their feelings, wishes, and intentions to others. This practice is known as the language of flowers, or floriography.

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Absinth/Wormwood - Separation and Torment of Love
Acacia - Platonic Love
Aconite/Monkshood - Misanthropy and Poisonous Words
Adams's Needle - A Friend in Need
Adonis - Recollection of Life's Pleasure
Almond - Virginity and Fruitfulness
Almond Blossom - Hope and Watchfulness
Aloe - Wisdom and Integrity
Allspice - Compassion
Alyssum (sweet) - Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth - Fidelity
Amaranth, Globe - Unchangeable
Amaryllis - Pastoral Poetry
Anemone - Refusal and Abandonment
Apple - Symbol of Perpetual Concord
Apricot Blossom - Timid Love
Abor Vitae - True Friendship
Artemesia - Symbol of Dignity
Asphodel - Languor and Regret
Aster - Daintiness
Azalea - Fragile and Ephemeral Passion

Baby's Breath - Happiness
Bay Wreath - Reward of Merit
Begonia - "Beware! I am fanciful!"
Bindweed - Coquette and Busybody
Blackthorn/Sloe - Difficulty and Austerity
Blue Bell - Delicacy and Humility
Burdock - Importunity and Boredom
Buttercup - Childishness

Cactus - Bravery and Endurance
Camellia - Excellence and Steadfastness
Camomile - Initiative and Ingenuity
Canterbury Bell - Constancy and Warning
Cardinal Flower - Distinction and Splendor
Carnation, Pink - Emblem of Mother's Day
Carnation, Purple - Antipathy and Capriciousness
Carnation, Red - Admiration
Carnation, White - Pure Love
Carnation, Yellow - Disdain and Rejection
Cedar Leaf - "I live for thee"
Chestnut - Independence and Injustice
China Aster - Jealousy and After-thought
Chrysanthemum, Red - "I love thee"
Chrysanthemum, White - Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow - Slighted Love
Cinnamon - Love and Beauty
Clematis - Artifice and Ingenuity
Clove - Dignity and Restraint
Clover - Fertility and Domestic Virtue
Clover, Four leafed - Symbol Of Good Luck
Clover, Five leafed - Symbol Of Bad Luck
Cockscomb/Celosia - Silliness or Foppery
Coltsfoot - Maternal Love and Care
Columbine - Cuckoldry and Deserted Love
Convolvulus - Humble Perseverance
Cornflower - Delicacy
Crane's-bill/Wild Geranium - Constancy and Availability
Crocus - Youthful Gladness and Attachment
Crown Imperial - Majesty and Power
Cyclamen - Resignation & Goodbye

Daffodil - Emblem of Annunciation/Regard
Dahlia - Good Taste
Daisy, Garden - Gentleness and Innocence
Dandelion - Oracle of Time and Love
Day Lily/Hemerocallis - Emblem Of The Mother
Delphinium - Airy
Dogwood - Durability