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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Language of Flowers

The language of flowers, sometimes called florigraphy, was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies, an art which has a following today.


The nuances of the language are now mostly forgotten, but red roses still imply passionate, romantic love and pink roses a lesser affection; white roses suggest virtue and chastity and yellow roses still stand for friendship or devotion. Also commonly known meanings are sunflowers, which can indicate either haughtiness or respect – they were the favorite flower of St. Julie Billiart for this reason. Gerbera (daisy) means innocence or purity. The iris, being named for the messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, still represents the sending of a message. A pansy signifies thought, a daffodil regard, and a strand of ivy fidelity.

These language correspondences can be used when creating a spell, planting a magickal garden, to set an intention, or to send a message. You may notice some of the flowers (and plants) have meanings that seem incongruent or inconsistent. This is because language tends to change over time. Also, you may find that magickal correspondences to some of these flowers are in direct conflict - that is because the meanings were not derived from magickal sources. When in doubt, go with the meaning that resonates with your personal experience, and be clear with your intention. Pictures may be substituted for the actual flower or plant.

Here's the list:

  • Acacia - Secret love
  • Acanthus  - Art
  • Aconite - Misanthropy
  • Acorn - Nordic Symbol of Life and immortality
  • African Marigold - Vulgar minds.
  • Agrimony - Thankfulness
  • Allspice - Compassion
  • Aloe - Grief
  • Almond (Common) - Stupidity. Indiscretion.
  • Almond (Flowering) Hope  - Promise, Hope,
  •  Almond (Tree) - Giddiness; heedlessness Stupidity, thoughtlessness
  • Alyssum (Sweet) - Worth beyond beauty. 
  • Amaranth (Globe) - Immortal love
  • Amaryllis - Pride; Pastoral Poetry
  • Ambrosia - Your Love is Reciprocated
  • Anemone - Forsaken, sickness, unfading love
  • Apple Blossom - Preference, Fame speaks him great and good.
  • Apple (Thorn) - Deceitful charms.
  • Apricot Flower - Doubt, distrust
  • Arborvitae - Everlasting friendship
  • Arbutus - You're the only one I love
  • Arum - Ardor
  • Asparagus - Fascination
  • Aspen Tree - Sighing, Lamentation
  • Asphodel - My regrets follow you to the grave
  • Aster - Symbol of love, daintiness, talisman of love
  • Aster (China) - Fidelity, variety, I will think of you
  • Autumn Leaves - Melancholy
  • Azalea - Take Care, temperance, fragile, passion, Chinese symbols of womanhood

  • Baby's Breath - Innocence, pure of heart
  • Bachelor ButtonSingle blessedness, celibacy
  • BalmSocial intercourse or sympathy
  • BalsamArdent love
  • BalsamineImpatience
  • Bay (Leaf) - I change but in dying. No change till death.
  • Bay (Wreath)Glory
  • BegoniaBeware, a fanciful nature
  • Belladonna - Silence
  • BellflowerThinking of you
  • Bells of IrelandLuck
  • Bird's-foot TrefoilRevenge
  • Bittersweet - Truth 
  • Bluebell - Humility
  • Bouquet of withered flowers - Rejected Love
  • BoxConstancy
  • Branch of Currants - You please all.
  • BroomHumility  
  • Bumblebee Orchid  - Industry
  • ButtercupRiches, You are radiant with charms. I am dazzled by your charms.
  • Butterfly Weed - Let me go.

  • Cabbage - Profit
  • Cactus - Endurance
  • Camellia japonica - Unpretending excellence
  • Camellia (general) - Admiration; Perfection; Good Luck, Gift to a Man
  • Camellia (Pink) - Longing for You
  • Camellia (Red) - You're a Flame in My Heart
  • Camellia (White) - You're Adorable
  • Camomile - Energy in adversity. Energy in action.
  • Campanula - Gratitude
  • Candy Tuft - Indifference
  • Canterbury BellsGratitude
  • Carnation (general) - Fascination; distinction; love
  • Carnation (green) - secret symbol of the followers of Oscar Wilde
  • Carnation (mauve) - Dreams of fantasy
  • Carnation (pink) - I'll never forget you, Always on my mind, a woman's love, a mother's love
  • Carnation (purple) - Capriciousness, whimsical, changeable, unreliability
  • Carnation (red) - My heart aches for you, Alas! For my poor heart, deep romantic love, passion
  • Carnation (solid color) - Yes, Affirmative
  • Carnation (striped) - No, Sorry I can't be with you, refusal
  • Carnation (white) - Sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love, faithfulness
  • Carnation (yellow) -  You have disappointed me, rejection, disdain
  • Cattail - Peace; Prosperity
  • Cedar - Think of me. I live for thee. Strength
  • Celandine - Joys to come
  • Cherry Blossom - A good education, Transience of life (in Japan), Feminine beauty (in China)
  • Chestnut - Do me justice
  • China AsterLove of variety
  • Christmas Rose - Relieve my anxiety.
  • Chrysanthemum (red) - I love
  • Chrysanthemum (yellow) - Slighted love
  • Columbine (General) - Desertion, Folly
  • Columbine (Purple) - Resolved to win.
  • Columbine (Red) - Anxious and trembling. Great anxiety
  • Coreopsis - Always cheerful, Love at first sight.
  • Cowslip - Winning grace, Divine beauty. You are my divinity. 
  • Clover (red) - Industry
  • Clover (white) - I promise
  • Coriander - Lust
  • Crocus - Cheerfulness, Abuse not
  • Currants - You please me. Thy frown will kill me.
  • Cyclamen - Resignation and Good-bye 

  • Daffodil - Uncertainty, chivalry, respect or unrequited love
  • Dahlia - Elegance and dignity
  • Daisy (general) - Innocence, loyal love, purity, faith, cheer, simplicity
  • Daisy (garden) - I share your feelings
  • Daisy (wild) - I will think of it
  • Daisy (red) - Beauty unknown to possessor
  • Daisy (white) - Innocence
  • Dandelion - Coquetry, Faithfulness; Happiness, Rustic Oracle
  • Datura - Deceitful Charms
  • Dead Leaves - Sadness
  • Delphinium Pure love that is not forgotten, If you're not older and wiser
  • Dog's Bane - Deceit, Falsehood
  • Dianthus - Make Haste
  • Dragon's Wort - Horror, Astonishment

  • Eglantine (Sweet Briar Rose) - A wound to heal
  • Elderflower - Compassion
  • Elecampane - Tears 
  • Elm - Dignity and Grace
  • Enchanter's Nightshade - Witchcraft, sorcery
  • Evening Primrose - Inconstancy
  • Evergreen (trailing woodland plants that stay green all year) - Poverty and Worth
  • Evergreen Thorn - Solace in adversity
  • Everlasting (Graphalium) - I think of thee. Always remembered.
  • Everlasting Pea - Wilt thou go with me? Lasting pleasure. Go not away

  • Fennel - Strength
  • Fern - Magic; Fascination; Confidence and Shelter
  • Fern (Maidenhair) - Secret Bond of Love
  • Fig (fruit) - Argument Longevity, long-lived
  • Fig (Tree) - Prolific
  • Filbert - Reconciliation 
  • Fir - Time
  • Flax - I feel your kindness. I feel your benefits. Fate.
  • Fleur-de-lis - Flame. I burn.
  • Flowering Fern - Reverie
  • Flytrap - Deceit Artifice
  • Forget-me-not - True love
  • Forsythia - Anticipation
  • Fox Glove - I am ambitious only for you. Insincerity; Occupation. A wish
  • French Honeysuckle - Rustic beauty.
  • French Marigold - Jealousy
  • French Willow - Bravery and humanity.
  • Fritilaria (Guinea-hen Flower) - Persecution
  • Fuchsia - Humble love. The ambition of my love thus plagues itself. Taste; Frugality.
  • Fuchsia (Scarlet) - Taste

  • Garden Anemone - Forsaken
  • Garden Chervil - Sincerity
  • Garden Daisy - I partake your sentiments.
  • Garden Marigold - (Among the ancients it was sacred to Venus.) Sacred affection, Uneasiness
  • Garden Sage - Esteem
  • Gardenia - You're Lovely: Secret Love, Transport, ecstasy
  • Garlic - Courage; Strength
  • Geranium - Stupidity; Folly
  • Geranium (Apple) - Present preference, Facility
  • Geranium (Dark) - Melancholy
  • Geranium (Ivy) - Your hand for next dance. Bridal favour. 
  • Geranium (Lemon) - Unexpected meeting.
  • Geranium (Nutmeg) - I expect a meeting. Expected meeting. 
  • Geranium (Oak) - Lady, deign to smile. A melancholy mind.
  • Geranium (Oak-leaf) - True friendship.
  • Geranium (Pencilled) - Ingenuity
  • Geranium (Rose) - Preference, I prefer you.
  • Geranium (Scarlet) - Silliness Comforting. Stupidity.  
  • Geranium (Silver-leaf) - Recall
  • Geranium (Wild) - Steadfast piety
  • Gladiolus - Give Me a Break . . . I'm Really Sincere; Flower of the Gladiators
  • Gloxinia - Love at First Sight
  • Golden Rod - Encouragement, Precaution 
  • Gooseberry - Anticipation
  • Gorse - Love in all seasons
  • Gourd - Extend, Bulk. Bulkiness
  • Grape - Charity, Intemperance
  • Grape (Vine) - Intemperance
  • Grass - Submission
  • Greek Valerian - Rupture
  • Guelder Rose (Snowball-tree) - Winter. Age. Good news
  • Gum Cistus - I shall die to-morrow

  • Hand Flower Tree - Warning
  • Harebell - Grief. Submission. Retirement,
  • Hawthorn - Hope
  • Hazel - Reconciliation
  • Heath - Solitude
  • Heather (Lavender) - Admiration; Solitude
  • Heather (White) - Protection; Wishes will Come True
  • Heliotrope - Devotion, I adore you;
  • Hellebore - Calumny, scandal
  • Hemlock - You will be my death. 
  • Hibiscus  - Rare beauty, delicate beauty
  • Holly - Defense; Domestic Happiness
  • Hollyhock (General) - Ambition Fruitfulness Fecundity;
  • Hollyhock (White) - Female ambition 
  • Honesty (Lunaria) - Sincerity  Honesty. Fascination.
  • Honeysuckle (General) - Spirit vision, The bond of love. Fidelity, Generous and devoted affection.
  • Honeysuckle (Coral) - The color of my fate. 
  • Honeysuckle (French) - Rustic beauty. 
  • Honeysuckle (Sent Monthly) - I will not answer hastily. Domestic happiness
  • Honeysuckle (Wild) - Devoted love
  • Houseleek - Domestic economy
  • Horse-Chestnut - Luxury
  • Hyacinth (General) - Games and Sports; Rashness: Flower Dedicated to Apollo
  • Hyacinth (Blue) - Constancy
  • Hyacinth (Purple) - I Am Sorry; Please Forgive Me: Sorrow
  • Hyacinth (Red or Pink) - Play
  • Hyacinth (White) - Loveliness; I'll Pray for You
  • Hyacinth (Yellow) - Jealousy
  • Hydrangea - Thank You for Understanding; Frigidness, Vain-glory; Heartlessness. A boaster. 
  • Hyssop - Cleanliness

  • Iceland Moss - Health
  • Ice Plant - Your looks freeze me.
  • Iris (Fleur-de-Lis) - (Emblem of France) Your Friendship Means So Much to Me; Faith; Hope; Wisdom and Valour; My Compliments
  • Indian Cress (Nasturtium) - Resignation, Warlike trophy.
  • Indian Plum - Privation
  • Iris (Common Garden) - A message for thee.
  • Iris (German and Yellow) - Flame   
  • Ivy (Leaf )- Friendship
  • Ivy (Sprig of, with tendrils) - Anxious to Please; Affection,
  • Ivy (Vine) - Marriage
  • Ivy (General) - Dependence, Wedded Love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection

  • Jacob's Ladder - Come down. 
  • Japan Rose - Beauty is your only attraction.
  • Jasmine (Cape) - Transport of joy. Transient joy
  • Jasmine (Carolina) - Separation
  • Jasmine (Indian) - I attach myself to you.
  • Jasmine (Spanish) - Sensuality
  • Jasmine (White) - Amiability
  • Jasmine (Yellow) Grace and elegance. 
  • Jonquil - Return my affection, Desire; Affection returned.
  • Judas-Tree  - Betrayed  Unbelief
  • Juniper - Perfect loveliness  Succour. Protection.

  • Laburnum - Pensive beauty. Forsaken.
  • Lady's Slipper - Win me and wear me. Capricious beauty
  • Lantana - Rigor 
  • Larch - Boldness Audacity
  • Larkspur (General) - Fickleness Lightness. Levity. hilarity
  • Larkspur (Pink) - Lightness; Fickleness
  • Larkspur (Purple) - Haughtiness
  • Laurel (American) - Words, though sweet, may deceive.
  • Laurel (Common, in flower) - Perfidy
  • Laurel (Ground) - Perseverance
  • Laurel (Mountain) - Glory; Victory; Ambition of a hero.
  • Laurel-leaved Magnolia - Dignity
  • Laurestine - A token, I die if neglected
  • Lavatera - Sweet disposition. 
  • Lavender - Devotion, distrust
  • Lemon - Zest
  • Lemon Blossom - Discretion Prudence; Fidelity in love.
  • Lettuce - Cold-hearted
  • Lichen - Solitude, Dejection.
  • Licorice (Wild) - I declare against you. 
  • Lilac (Field) - Humility
  • Lilac (Purple) - First emotion of love
  • Lilac (White) - Youth, Youthful Innocence. Candor, memories,
  • Lily (General) - Purity; modesty
  • Lily (Day) - Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mothers
  • Lily (Calla) - Beauty
  • Lily (Eucharis) - Maidenly Charms
  • Lily (Imperial) - Majesty
  • Lily (Tiger) - Wealth; Pride
  • Lily (White) - Sweetness. Purity, Virginity; Majesty; It's Heavenly to Be with You
  • Lily (Scarlet) - High-bred, high-souled aspirations 
  • Lily (Yellow) - I'm Walking on Air; Gaiety. Falsehood
  • Lily (Orange) - Desire, passion, Hatred
  • Lily (Water) - Eloquence
  • Lily of the Valey - Return of happiness; Trustworthy; Sweetness; Tears of the Virgin Mary; Humility; You've Made My Life Complete
  • Linden (Tree) - Conjugal love, Marriage
  • Linden (Leaf) - Matrimony, marriage
  • Linden (Sprig) - Conjugal love
  • Lime (Blossom) - Fornication
  • Lime (Tree) - Marriage. Conjugal love
  • Live Oak - Liberty 
  • Lobelia - Malevolence
  • Locust Tree - Elegance Affection beyond the grave
  • Loosestrife - Pretension
  • Lotus (General) - Purity, chastity, eloquence, Forgetful of the past.
  • Lotus (Flower) - Estranged love.
  • Lotus (Leaf) - Recantation
  • Love in a Mist  - You puzzle me. Perplexity
  • Love lies bleeding - Hopelessness
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria) - Thou art my life.
  • Lupine - Dejection, Imagination, Voraciousness.

  • Magnolia - Nobility, Love of nature
  • Magnolia (Grandiflora) - Peerless and proud
  • Magnolia (Swamp) - Perseverance
  • Maize - Riches
  • Mallow (General) - Good and kind. Sweetness Mildness
  • Mallow (Syrian) - Consumed by love,
  • Mallow (Marsh) - Beneficience
  • Mallow (Venetian) - Delicate beauty.
  • Mandrake - Horror, Rarity
  • Maple - Reserve
  • Marigold (General) - Pain and grief, Cruelty, Jealousy, trouble, Sacred affection, Prophetic Prediction
  • Marigold (African) - Vulgar minded
  • Marigold (French) - Jealousy 
  • Marigold (Garden) - Grief; Chagrin.
  • Marigold (Small Cape) - Omen, sign
  • Marjoram - Blushes
  • Marvel of Peru (Four o'clock) - Timidity
  • Mayflower - Welcome
  • Meadow Saffron - My best days gone. Growing old
  • Meadow Sweet - Usefulness,  Uselessness
  • Michaelmas Daisy - Afterthought
  • Mignonette - Your qualities surpass your charms. Worth and loveliness 
  • Milkweed - Hope in misery.
  • Mimosa - Sensitiveness
  • Mint - Suspicion
  • Mistletoe - Obstacles to be overcome. I surmount all difficulties. I surmount everything, Kiss me; Affection; Sacred Plant of India; Magic Plant of the Druids
  • Mock Orange (Syringia) - Counterfeit; Uncertainty. 
  • Monkshood - Beware; A Deadly Foe is Near
  • Moonwort - Forgetfulness
  • Moonflower - Dreaming of love
  • Morning gloryLove in vain
  • Moss - Maternal Love; Charity
  • Moss Rose - Voluptious love
  • Mountain Ash - I watch over you. Prudence
  • Mugwort - Good luck; Happiness.
  • Mulberry (Black) - I will not survive you.
  • Mulberry (White) - Wisdom 
  • MulleinGood-nature
  • Myrrh - Gladness, mirth 
  • Myrtle - Love in absence. Love; Hebrew Emblem of Marriage

  • Narcissus - Egotism; Formality; Stay as Sweet as You Are, Self-Love.
  • Nasturtium  - Conquest; Victory in Battle, Patriotism
  • Nettle - Cruelty; slander
  • Night Blooming Cereus - Transient beauty
  • Nightshade - Dark thoughts, Bitter truth; Sorcery. 
  • Nuts - Stupidity

  • Oak (White) - Independence
  • Oak (Tree) - Hospitality; Bravery.
  • Oak (Leaves) - Bravery and Humanity
  • Oak (Sprig) - Hospitality
  • Oats - The witching soul of music. Music.
  • Oleander - Caution, Beware
  • Olive - Peace
  • Orange (Tree) - Generosity
  • Orange (Blossoms) - Your purity equals your loveliness. Chastity, Bridal festivities. Innocence; Eternal Love; Marriage and Fruitfulness
  • OrchidRefined beauty, Love; Refinement; Beautiful Lady; Chinese Symbol for Many Children
  • Ox-Eye Daisy - A token, Patience

  • Palm Leaves - Victory and Success
  • Pansy (General) - You occupy my thoughts. Think of me. Thoughts
  • Pansy (Purple) - You occupy my thoughts. Heart's-ease
  • Pansy (Yellow) - Think of me, thought
  • Parsley - Entertainment Festivity; Banquet. lasting pleasures
  • Pasque Flower - Unpretentious  You have no claims.
  • Passion Flower - Religious fervor, Devotion;
  • Pea - An appointed meeting.
  • Pea (Sweet) - Departure
  • Peach - Your qualities, like your charms, are unequalled.
  • Peach Blossom - I am your captive. My heart is thine. Long-life, generosity, and bridal hope
  • Pear - Affection
  • Pear Tree - Affection  Comfort
  • Pear Blossom - Lasting friendship
  • Pennyroyal - Flee away.
  • Peony - Shame, bashfulness Prosperity, honor (in China) Masculinity, bravery (in Japan), Gay Life; Happy Marriage
  • Peppermint - Warmth of feeling. Cordiality, affability
  • Periwinkle (White) - Pleasures of memory. Pleasant recollections, Sweet memories 
  • Periwinkle (Blue) - Early friendship Early attachment
  • Persimmon - Bury me amid nature's beauties.
  • Petunia - Resentment; Anger; Your Presence Soothes me
  • Phlox - Our souls united. Our hearts are united. Unanimity
  • Pimpernel - Change Rendezvous; Assignation.
  • Pine (General) - Time Endurance; Daring. Pity
  • Pine (Tree) - Courage, daring
  • Pine (Black) - Pity
  • Pine (Pitch pine blossom) - Philosophy Time and faith
  • Pine (Spruce) - Farewell, Hope in adversity
  • Pine Apple - You are perfect. 
  • Plum (Blossom) - Beauty and longevity
  • Plum (Tree) - Keep your promises. Genius 
  • Plum (Indian) - Privation, suffering
  • Plum (Wild) - Independence 
  • Pomegranate (Fruit) - Foolishness Conceit 
  • Pomegranate (Flower) - Elegance, Mature elegance.
  • Poppy (general) - Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination
  • Poppy (red) - Pleasure
  • Poppy (white) - Consolation, dreams, modern, peace, Sleep of the heart. Oblivion. My bane. My antidote. 
  • Poppy (yellow) - Wealth, success
  • Prickly Pear - Satire
  • Primrose - Eternal love, I Can't Live Without You, Early youth, Modest worth; Silent love.
  • Primose (Evening) - Inconstancy
  • Privet - Mildness, Prohibition

  • Quaking-Grass - Agitation
  • Queen of the Meadow - Uselessness
  • Queen's Rocket - You are the queen of coquettes. Fashion.
  • Quince - Temptation 

  • Ranunculus (Garden) - Radiant with charms. You are rich in attractions.I am dazzled by your charms 
  • Ranunculus (Wild) - Ingratitude
  • Raspberry - Remorse
  • Rhododendron - Agitation Danger. Beware.
  • Rhubarb - Advice
  • Rose (General) - Beauty Love
  • Rose (Austrian) - Thou art all that is lovely. Very lovely
  • Rose (Black) - Death, hatred, farewell, rejuvenation or rebirth
  • Rose (Blue) - Mystery, attaining the impossible, love at first sight
  • Rose (Bridal) - Happy love 
  • Rose (Burgundy) - Unconscious beauty 
  • Rose (Cabbage) - Love's ambassador, Ambassador of love
  • Rose (Campion) - Only deserve my love.
  • Rose (Carolina) - Love is dangerous. 
  • Rose (China) - Grace Beauty always new.
  • Rose (Christmas) - Tranquilize my anxiety.
  • Rose (Cinnamon) - Without pretension.
  • Rose (Coral or orange) - Desire, passion
  • Rose (Daily) - That smile I would aspire to. Thy smile I aspire to.
  • Rose (Damask) - Freshness Brilliant complexion.
  • Rose (Deep Red) - Bashful shame.
  • Rose (Dog) - Pleasure and pain 
  • Rose (Full-blown) -You are beautiful.
  • Rose (Full-blown, placed over two Buds) - Secrecy
  • Rose (Garland or wreath of) - Reward of virtue 
  • Rose (Guelder) - Winter. Age.
  • Rose (Hundred Leaf) - Pride The graces. 
  • Rose (Japan) - Beauty is your only attraction. 
  • Rose (Lavender or violet) - Love at first sight
  • Rose (Leaf) - I never trouble.
  • Rose (Maiden's Blush) - If you do love me you will find me out.
  • Rose (Moss) - Superior merit; Voluptuousness. 
  • Rose (Multiflora) - Grace
  • Rose (Mundi) - Variety
  • Rose (Musk) - Capricious beauty. 
  • Rose (Musk-cluster) - Charming
  • Rose (Pink) - Grace
  • Rose (Pink, dark ) - Gratitude
  • Rose (Pink, light) - Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
  • Rose (Pompon) - Gentility
  • Rose (Red) - I love you.
  • Rose (Red Rosebud) - Confession of love. Young girl 
  • Rose (Red and yellow together) - Joy, happiness and excitement
  • Rose (Single) - Simplicity
  • Rose (Sweetbriar) - Sympathy
  • Rose (Tea) - Always lovely
  • Rose (Thornless) - Early attachment
  • Rose (Unique) - Call me not beautiful
  • Rose (White) - I am worthy of you. Silence I am worthy of you. Eternal love, silence or innocence, wistfulness, virtue, purity, secrecy, reverence and humility
  • Rose (White, withered) - Transient impression 
  • Rose (White and Red together) - Unity
  • Rose (Wild) - Simplicity
  • Rose (Yellow) - Decrease of love Infidelity; Jealousy. Friendship or apology, a broken heart, intense emotion, dying love, extreme betrayal
  • Rose (York) - Agreement; War, warfare
  • Rose (York and Lancaster) - War
  • Rosemary - Remembrance;Your presence revives me. 
  • Rue - Regret

  • Saffron (Saffron Flower) - Do not abuse. Excess is dangerous
  • Saffron (Crocus) - Do not abuse me. Mirth
  • Saffron (Meadow) - My best days are past. My happiest days are past.
  • Sage - Esteem Domestic Virtue; 
  • Saint John's Wort (Hypericum) - Superstition Animosity, You are a prophet
  • Sensitive Plant - Sensitivity
  • Shamrock - Light heartedness 
  • Shepherd's Purse - I offer you my all. 
  • Snapdragon - Presumption, No, never; Deception; Gracious Lady
  • Snowball - Thoughts of heaven. Goodness; 
  • Snowdrop - Consolation or hope
  • Spearmint - Warm feelings Warmth of sentiment.
  • Star of Bethlehem - Hope
  • Stock - Bonds of Affection; Promptness; You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me
  • Straw - United, Agreement;
  • Straw (Broken) - Quarrel, Rupture of a contract.
  • Sunflower - Pure and lofty thoughts
  • Sweet Basil - Good wishes. 
  • Sweetbrier - Simplicity
  • Sweet Flag  - Fitness
  • Sweet Pea - Good-bye; Departure; Blissful Pleasure; Thank You for a Lovely Time
  • Sweet William - Artifice Gallantry; Finesse; Dexterity. Will you smile?
  • Sycamore - Curiosity

  • Tamarisk - Crime
  • Tansy - I declare war against you
  • Teasel - Misanthropy
  • Tendrils of Climbing Plants - Ties
  • Thistle (Common) - Austerity Sternness  Nobility
  • Thistle (Fuller's) - Misanthropy
  • Thistle (Scotch) - Retaliation
  • Thorn-apple - Disguise, Deceitful charms 
  • Thorns (General) - Severity
  • Thorn (Black) - Difficulty
  • Thorn (Branch of) - Severity
  • Thyme - Thriftiness, Activity
  • Trumpet Flower - Separation Fame
  • Tuberose - Dangerous pleasures, Voluptuousness; Sweet voice.
  • Tulip-tree - Fame, Rural happiness
  • Tulip (General) - Perfect Lover; Fame; Flower Emblem of Holland
  • Tulip (Red) - Declaration of love. Believe Me; 
  • Tulip (Variegated) - Beautiful eyes 
  • Tulip (Yellow) - Hopeless love, There's Sunshine in Your Smile
  • Turnip - Charity  

  • Valerian (General) - Accommodating disposition, Facility
  • Valerian (Greek) - Rupture
  • Valerian (Red) - Readiness
  • Venus's Flytrap - Caught at last.
  • Verbena (General) - Sensibility, Sensitiveness.
  • Verbena (Pink) - Family union
  • Verbena (Purple) - I weep for you; Regret.
  • Verbena (White) - Pray for me. 
  • Vervain - Enchantment
  • Vine - Drunkenness Intoxicating Intoxication 
  • Violet (Sweet) - Modesty
  • Violet (Blue) - Faithfulness Love, Modesty, modest love  
  • Violet (Purple) - You occupy my thoughts
  • Violet (White) - Modesty,Purity; Candor; Innocence
  • Violet (Yellow) - Modest worth, Rural happiness.
  • Viscaria - Invitation to dance

  • Wall Flower - Fidelity in misfortune. Faithfulness in adversity
  • Walnut - Stratagem, Intellect.
  • Water Lily - Purity of heart.
  • Wheat - Prosperity, Wealth, Riches.
  • Willow (Common) - Forsaken
  • Willow (Creeping) - Love forsaken.
  • Willow (French) - Bravery and humanity.
  • Willow (Herb) - Pretension
  • Willow (Water) - Freedom
  • Willow (Weeping) - Mourning, Melancholy, Forsaken 
  • Windflower - Desertion, forsaken
  • Winged seeds (any kind) - Messengers
  • Witch-hazel - A magic spell, A spell. A spell is on me
  • Wormwood - Absence 

  • Zephyr Flower - Expectation
  • Zinnia (General) -  I mourn your absence. Thoughts of absent friends.
  • Zinnia (Mixed) - Thinking (or in Memory) of an Absent Friend
  • Zinnia (Magenta) - Lasting Affection
  • Zinnia (Scarlet) - Constancy
  • Zinnia (White) - Goodness
  • Zinnia (Yellow) - Daily Remembrance

Collected from various sources

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