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Floriography - Tree & Flower Symbolism

Post by Cloud on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 pm


Floriography is the 'language of flowers'. Dating back to the Victorian times floriography was used as a means of coded communication through various flowers and floral arrangements, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken.

Through the years people have used flowers to express their feelings to others in many ways and in modern times flowers still have various different meanings:



Apple tree symbolism represents youth & health.


Ash Tree symbolizes higher awareness & sacrifice.




Bamboo - Freedom of spirit, regeneration





Birch - Cleansing of the past and vision quests





Cedar- Healing, Cleansing and protection.





Elder Tree symbolizes new life and renewal




Eucalyptus tree is symbolic and foretells of
abundance, wealth, success




Fir Tree is sumbolic of immortality



Hazel Tree  hidden wisdom, dousing and divination



Heather tree : Inner healing & rites of passage




Holly tree, Protection & overcoming Anger.



Maple tree : Maple trees hold wisdom of balance , promise
and practical magic




Oak tree:
Courage and power, durability and strength. Overcoming.




Palm Tree: Peace & need for relaxation


Pine tree: Celebrations & Holidays, Social gatherings


Wisteria : A symbol of romance and enduring love



Willow Tree : symbolizes the fulfilment of wishes of theheart
& learning from the past.




Acacia Friendship, Beauty in retirement
Acacia (Rose or White) Elegance, friendship
Acacia (yellow) Secret love
Aconite.... Beware
Agapanthus.... Secret love
Agrimony ....Thankfulness
Allium.... Unity, Humility, Patience
Almond blossom..Hope
Alstroemeria ..Devotion, Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune
Alyssum.... Worth beyond beauty

Amaryllis... Pride, Timidity, Splendid beauty
Ambrosia.... Your love is reciprocated
Anemone.... Forsaken, Expectations
Apple Blossom ....Better things to come, Good fortune
Arbutus.... Thee only do i love

Asparagus Fern.... fascination
Asphodel..... My regrets follow you to the grave
Aster.... Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Aster (China)..... Fidelity, Variety, I will think of thee
Azalea .....Take care of yourself, Temperance, Fragile, Chinese symbol of womanhood
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Post by Cloud on Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:09 pm

You're welcome, glad you liked it.
I have lists and lists of them on my documents, not sure where i'll put them all Laughing
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Post by Cloud on Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:29 pm

B:
Baby's Breath Innocence, Pure of heart
Bachelor Button Single blessedness, Hope
Balloon Flower Endless love, honesty
Balm Sympathy
Balsam Ardent Love
Barberry Bad temper
Begonia A fanciful nature
Bells of Ireland Good luck
Bird of Paradise Symbol of faithfulness
Bittersweet Truth
Black Bryont/Lady's Seal Be my support
Bluebell Humility, Constancy
Bouvardia Enthusiasm
Broom Humility, Neatness
Buck Bean Calm repose
Burdock Touch me not
Buttercup Childishness



C:
Cactus Endurance
Caladium Great joy and delight
Calendula Considered sacred
Calla Lily Magnificent beauty
Calycanthus Benevolence
Canterbury Bell Gratitude

Camellia (General) Gratitude, Perfection
Camellia (Red) Unpretending excellence, You're a flame in my heart
Camellia (White) You're adorable, Perfected loveliness
Camellia (Pink) Longing for you

Candy-Tuff Indifference
Cardinal Flower Distinction
Catchfly (Red) Youthful Love, I fall victim
Cattleya Mature charms

Carnation (General) Fascination, Woman love
Carnation (Red) Alas poor heart, Admiration
Carnation (White) Sweet, Lovely, Innocence, Pure love, Adoration
Carnation (Pink) I'll never forget you
Carnation (Purple) Capriciousness
Carnation (Solid Colour) Yes
Carnation (Striped) No, Refusal, Sorry I can't be with you
Carnation (Yellow) Disappointment, Rejection

Cattail Peace, Prosperity
Cedar I live but for thee, Think of me
Celandine Future joy
Chamomile Energy in action
Cherry Blossom (Single) Education
Chickweed I cling to thee
Chicory Frugality
China-Aster Variety
Christmas Rose Relieve my anxiety

Chrysanthemum (General) You're a wonderful friend, Rest, Cheerfulness
Chrysanthemum (Red) I love you
Chrysanthemum (White) Truth
Chrysanthemum (Yellow) Slighted love

Cinquefoil Beloved child
Clematis Artifice (ingenuity)
Clover (Four Leaf) Be mine
Clover (Red) Industry
Clover (White) Think of me
Colchicum My best days fled
Columbine (Red) Anxious
Columbine (White) Folly
Columbine (Purple) Resolved to win
Compass Flower Faith
Corchorus Impatience of happiness
Coreopsios Always cheerful
Cornflower Delicacy, Refinement
Coronilla Success to you
Cowslip Rusticity, Winning grace, Healing, Youth, Pensiveness
Coxcomb Foppery, Unfading love
Crocus Youthful gladness, Cheerfulness
Crown Imperial Majesty
Cyclamen Resignation, Good-bye




D:
Daffodil Regard, Unrequited love, Respect
Dahlia Dignity and Elegance
Daisy Loyal Love, Gentleness, Innocence
Dandelion Faithfulness, Happiness, Love's oracle
Dead leaves Sadness
Deadly Nightshade Falsehood
Delphinium Flight of fancy
Dill Lust
Diosma Your simple elegance charms me
Dog Rose Pleasure and pain
Dogwood Durability
Dogwood (Flowering) Am I indifferent to you?
Dracaena Inner power
Dragon Root Ardour
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Post by Cloud on Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:30 pm

E:
Edelweiss Daring, Courage, Noble purity
Eglantine Poetry, I wound to heal
Elder Flower Zeal
Endine Frugality
Epigaea (Mayflower) Budding
Eremurus Endurance
Eupatorium Delay
Euphorbia Persistence
Everlasting Never ceasing memory
F:
Fern Fascination, Sincerity, Magic
Fern (Maidenhair) Secret bond of love, Discretion
Fern (Royal) Reverie
Filbert Reconciliation
Fir Time
Flax Domestic symbol
Fleur De Lis Flame, Burning
Flora's Bell Without Pretension
Flowering Almond Hope
Flowering Reed Confide in heaven
Forget Me Not True love, Faithfulness, Remembrance
Forsythia Anticipation, Innocence
Foxglove Stateliness, Youth
Foxtail Grass Sporting
Freesia Innocence, Trust, Friendship
Fuchsia (Scarlet) Confiding love, Taste
Furze Love for all occasions

G:
Galax Encouragement
Gardenia Purity, Sweet love, You're lovely
Gentian (Fringed) Intrinsic worth, I Look to heaven, Autumn
Gentian (Closed) Sweet be thy dreams

Geranium Stupidity, Folly
Geranium (Apple) Present preference
Geranium (Ivy) Your hand for the next dance
Geranium (Lemon) Unexpected meeting
Geranium (Nutmeg) I expect a meeting
Geranium (Oak-Leaved) True friendship, Lady
Geranium (Pencilled) Ingenuity
Geranium (Rose) Preference
Geranium (Scarlet) Consolation
Geranium (Silver-Leaf) Recall

Gerbera Innocence
Gladioli I'm really sincere, Flower of the Gladiators
Gladiolus Strength of character, Generosity
Globe (Amaranth) Unfading Love
Gloxinia Love at first sight
Golden-Rod Be cautious
Gooseberry Anticipation
Goosefoot Goodness
Gorse Endearing affection
Grass Submission
Gypsophila Fertility
H:
Harebell Humility, Grief
Hawthorn Hope
Heartese pansy Think of me
Hearts Easr You occupy my thoughts
Heather Good luck
Heather (White) Protection, Wishes will come true
Heather (Lavender) Admiration, Solitude
Heliotrope Devotion, Faithfulness
Hellebore Scandal
Henbane For males to attract love from females
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Holly Domestic Happiness, Defence, Foresight
Hollyhock Fruitfulness
Hollyhock (White) Female ambition
Honey Flower Secret Love, Sweet
Honeysuckle Generosity
Honeysuckle (Coral) I Love You
Hoya (Wax Plant) Sculpture
Huckleberry Faith, Simple pleasures

Hyacinth Playful, Loveliness
Hyacinth (White) Unobtrusive loveliness
Hyacinth (Red Or Pink) Playful
Hyacinth (Blue) Constancy
Hyacinth (Purple) Sorrow, Please forgive me
Hyacinth (Yellow) Jealousy

Hydrangea Thank you for understanding, Boastfulness, Heartlessness
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I:
Indian Cress Resignation
Ipomaca I attach myself to you
Iris Faith, Valour, Wisdom, Friendship
Iris (Yellow) Passion
Iris (German) Flame
Ivy Fidelity, Wedded Love, Affection, Friendship
J:
Japonica Loveliness

Jasmine (White) Amiability
Jasmine (Yellow) Modesty, Grace, Elegance
Jasmine (Indian) Attachment
Jasmine (Spanish) Sensuality

Jerusalem Oak Your love is reciprocated
Jonquil Affection returned, Desire, Love me
Juniper Protection
K:
Kennedia Intellectual beauty
King's Cup I wish I were rich

L:
Lady's Slipper Win me
Larkspur An open heart
Larkspur (Pink) Fickleness
Lavender Loyalty, Love, Devotion
Lemon Leaves Everlasting love
Lemon Blossom Fidelity in love
Lilac (White) Youthful innocence, Purity
Lilac (Purple) First emotion of love

Lily of the Valley Return of happiness, Humility
Lily (Orange) Wealth
Lily (White) Sweetness, Purity
Lily (Yellow) I'm walking on air, Gaiety
Lily (Calla) Beauty
Lily (Day) Coquetry
Lily (Eucharis) Maiden charms
Lily (Tiger) Wealth, Pride

Linden Tree Matrimony
Liverwort Confidence
Longi Lily Pure, Modest
Lotus Flower Estranged love
Love In a Mist You puzzle me
Lucerne Life
Lungwort Thou art my life
Lupine Imagination
M:
Magnolia Love of nature, Nobility
Maidenhair Discretion
Mallow Sweet disposition
Marigold Grief, Despair, Jealousy
Marigold (Common) Pretty love, Sacred, Affection, Caress, Sorrow
Marjoram Joy, Happiness
Meadow Saffron My best days are past
Mezereon Desire to please
Mignonette Your qualities surpass your charms, Health
Milk Vetch Your presence softens my pain
Mimosa Sensitivity
Mint Virtue
Mistletoe Kiss me, Affection, Difficulties
Monkshood Beware, A deadly foe is near
Morning Glory Affection
Moss Maternal love, Charity
Motherwort Secret Love
Mullein Good nature
Mum Hope
Myrtle Love, Home, Duty
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N:
Narcissus Egotism, Formality
Nasturtium Patriotism, Conquest, Victory in battle

O:
Oleander Caution
Olive Branch Peace
Orange Blossom Innocence, Purity, Eternal love, Marriage
Orange Mock Deceit
Orchid Love, Beauty
Orchid (Cattleya) Mature charm


P:
Palm Leaves Victory, Success
Pansy Thoughtful reflection, Merriment
Parsley Useful knowledge
Pasque Flower Unpretentious, You have no claims
Passion Flower Faith
Peach Blossom I am your captive
Pear Blossom Affection
Peony Happy marriage, Prosperity, Bashfulness
Petunia Resentment, Anger, Your presence soothes me
Phlox Our souls are united
Pimpernel Change
Pine Hope, Pity
Pink Pure affection
Pink (Mountain) You are aspiring
Poinsettia Be of good cheer
Pomegranate Flower Elegance

Poppy (General) Eternal sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
Poppy (Red) Pleasure
Poppy (White) Consolation
Poppy (Yellow) Wealth, Success

Pride Of China Dissension
Primrose I can't live without you
Primrose (Red) Un patronized merit
Primrose (Evening) Inconstancy
Prince's Feather Unfading love
Pussy Willow Motherhood
Q:
Quaking Grass Agitation
Queen Anne's Lace Haven
R:
Ragged-Robin Wit
Ranunculus Radiant, Charming
Rhubarb Advice
Rhododendron Danger, Beware, I am dangerous

Rose (Red) Love, I love you, Desire
Rose (Single red) I Love You
Rose (White) Charm, Innocence
Rose (White and Red) Unity

Rose (Pink) Perfect happiness
Rose (Pale Pink) Grace
Rose (Dark Pink) Thankfulness
Rose (Burgundy) Unconscious beauty
Rose (Coral) Desire
Rose (Dark Crimson) Mourning
Rose (Orange) Fascination
Rose (Peach) Immortality, Modesty
Rose (White-Dried) Death is preferable to loss of virtue
Rose (Yellow) Friendship, Joy, Gladness

Rose (Bridal) Happiness
Rose (Christmas) Relieve my anxiety
Rose (Damask) Freshness, Persian ambassador of love
Rose (Dog) Pleasure, Pain
Rose (Hibiscus) Delicate, Beauty
Rose (Lavender) Enchantment
Rose (Leaf) You may hope
Rose (Musk Cluster) Charming
Rose (Tea) I'll remember always
Rose (Thornless) Love at first sight

Rose-Of-Sharon Consumed by love

Rosebud Beauty, Youth
Rosebud (Red) Pure, Lovely
Rosebud (White) Girlhood
Rosebud (Moss) Confessions of love

Roses (Assorted Colours) You're everything to me
Roses (Single Full Bloom) I Love You, I still love you
Roses (Bouquet Mature Blooms) Gratitude
Roses (Garland or Crown of) Beware of virtue, Reward of merit, Symbol of superior merit
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S:
Satin-Flower Sincerity
Scarlet Ipomoea Attachment
Sensitive Plant Timidity
Shamrock Light heartedness
Sloe Difficulty
Smilax Loveliness
Snapdragon Presumption, Deception, Gracious lady
Snowball Thoughts of heaven
Snowdrop Hope
Solidago Success
Spanish Jasmine Sensuality
Spearmint Warm sentiment
Spider Flower Elope with me
Star of Bethlehem Atonement, Reconciliation
Starwort Welcome to a Stranger
Statice Remembrance
Stephanotis Marital happiness
Stock Affection, Lasting beauty, You'll always be beautiful to me
Stonecrop Tranquillity
Straw Flower Agreement
Straw (Broken) Broken agreement
Sunflower (Tall) False riches, Pride
Sunflower (Dwarf) Adoration, Pride
Sweet Pea Blissful pleasure, Good-bye, Departure
Sweet-Sultan Felicity, Happiness
Sweet William Grant me one smile

T:
Thornapple I dreamed of thee
Thrift (Armeria) Sympathy
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