Victorian Language of Flowers - Floriography
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Wirt (1831)Shoberl (1839)Waterman (1840)Edgarton Mayo (1843)The Flowers Personified (1847)Dumont (1853)Language and Sentiment (1866?)Tyas (1869)Greenaway (1884)Diffenbaugh (2011)Victorian BazaarakaseasonSci. name?origin (on Earth)colorsother attributes
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abatinafickleness
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abecedaryvolubilityvolubility
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acaciafriendshipplatonic loveplatonic loveplatonic lovefriendshipfriendshipplatonic lovefriendshipsecret lovelate winter, early springRobinia hispida
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acacia, rosefriendshipeleganceeleganceeleganceeleganceeleganceRobinia hispida
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acacia, whiteeleganceeleganceeleganceAcaciella angustissima
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acacia, yellowconcealed lovesecret loveAcacia
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acaliatemperancetemperance
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acanthusthe artsartsthe artsthe fine arts, artificethe artsthe arts, artificeartificeAcanthus
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achillea millefoliawarwarwar
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aconite, Christmaswit
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aconite, crowfootlustrelustre
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adonis, flossorrowful remembrancespainful recollectionspainful recollectionssad memoriespainful recollectionspheasant's-eye, blooddrops, red chamomile, rose-a-rubymidsummer (to fall?)Adonis annua
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agavesecurityAmerican aloe
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agnus castuscoldness, indifferencecoldness, indifference
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agrimonythankfulnessthankfulness, gratitudegratitudethankfulness, gratitudelate summer to autumnAgrimonia eupatoria
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allspicecompassioncompassionalspice
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almond blossomindiscretionPrunus dulcis
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almond treeindiscretionindiscretionthoughtlessnessstupidity, indiscretionthoughtlessnessstupidity, indiscretionindiscretionPrunus dulcis
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almond, floweringhopehopehopedwarf almondPrunus dulcis
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almond, laurelperfidyperfidy
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Aloereligious superstitiongriefgriefreligious superstitionbitterness and paingriefgrief, religious superstitionbitterness, griefgrief, religious superstitiongriefsocotrine aloesAloe
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aloes, parrot-billsmall talkgrief
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alstroemeriadevotion
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alyssumworth beyond beautyworth beyond beautyworth beyond beautyworth beyond beautysweet alyssumLobularia maritima
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amaranthimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityimmortalityfall??Amaranthus
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amaranth, globeunchangeablehope in miseryimmortalityimmortality, unfading loveunfading lovebachelor's buttonearly summer to fall???Gomphrena globosa
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amaryllissplendid beautypridehaughtiness, pridepridepride, timidity, splendid beautyprideAmaryllis
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ambrosialove returnedlove returnedlove returnedAmbrosia
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amethystadmirationadmirationbush violetspring...?Browallia americana
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anemoneforsakenforsakenfrailtyforsakenforsakenforsakenforsakengarden anemonespringAnemone
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angelicainspirationinspirationinspirationinspiration, or magicinspirationinspirationAngelica
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angrecroyaltyroyaltyroyaltyAngraecum
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anthericumantidote
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apocynumdeceitdeceitdog's bane, dogbane, Indian hemp, wild cotton
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appletemptationtemptationtemptationMalus
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apple blossompreferencepreferencefame speaks you great and goodpreference. Fame speaks him great and good.preferencepreference. Fame speaks him great and good.preferencepreference, better things to come, good fortuneMalus
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apricot blossomdoubt
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arbor vitaelive for melive for meunchanging friendship, live for meunchanging friendship, live for mearbor vitae, thujaThuja
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arumardorardor, zeal, ardourardorardorwake-robin, wake robin, cuckoo plantApril-May
Arum maculatum
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arum, fly-catchingsnare
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ash mountainprudence, or, With me you are safe.
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ash treegrandeurgrandeurgrandeurgreatnessgrandeurgrandeurgrandeurgrandeurFraxinus
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aspenexcessive sensibilitygroanlamentation, or fearlamentationPopulus
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asphodelmy regrets follow you to the gravemy regrets follow you to the graveregretmy regrets follow you to the gravemy regrets follow you to the gravemy regrets follow you to the gravemy regrets follow you to the graveking's-spearAphodelus
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asterbeauty in retirementpatiencesymbol of love, daintiness, talisman of lovelate summer to fallAster
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aster, chinavariety, afterthoughtvariety of charmsyour sentiments meet with a returnvarietyvarietyvariety, afterthoughtvarietyvariety, afterthoughtfidelity, variety, I will think of theestarwort
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aster, china, doubleI partake your sentimentsI partake your sentimentsI partake your sentiments
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aster, china, singleI will think of it.I will think of it.I will think of it.
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auriculapaintingpaintingpainting
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auricula, scarletavariceavariceavaricePrimula auricula
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austurtiumsplendoursplendor
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azalearomancetemperancetemperancefragile and ephemeral passiontake care, temperance, fragile, passionIndian azaleaMarch-June (depends on variety)Rhododendron
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baby's breatheverlasting loveinnocence, pure of heart
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bachelor buttonI with the morning's love have oft made sport.hope in miserycelibacycelibacysingle blessednesssingle blessedness, celibacybachelor's buttonssummer to early fallTanacetum parthenium?
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balmsympathysympathysympathysympathysympathybee balm(?)early to late sumerMonarda
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balm of gileadtimecureI am curedcure, reliefhealingcure, reliefCommiphora gileadensis(?)
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balm, gentlejokingsweets of social intercoursejokepleasantrypleasantrypleasantryrose balm(?)Melissa officinalis
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balsam of perucureMyroxylon
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balsam, redimpatient resolvetouch me not. Impatient resolvestouch me not. Impatient resolvesImpatiens balsamina
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balsam, yellowimpatienceimpatienceimpatienceimpatienceimpatienceimpatienceardent lovebalsamImpatiens noli-tangere
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basilhatehatredhatredhatredhatredhatredhateOcimum basilicum
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basil, sweetgood wishesgood wishesgood wishesGenovese basilOcimum basilicum
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bay leafI change but in dyingI change but in dyingI change but in deathI change but in deathI change but in death
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bay treegloryglory
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bay, redlove's memory
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bay, wreathreward of meritreward of meritreward of meritreward of meritbay laurel
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bee ophryserrorerrorerrorerrorOphrys apifera
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bee orchiserrorindustryindustryOphrys apifera
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beechprosperitywedded loveprosperityprosperityFagus
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begoniadeformitycautionbeware, a fanciful nature
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bell flowergratitudegratitudeindiscretionacknowledgmentgratitudegratitudebellflower, canterbury bellsJune-JulyCampanula medium(??)
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bell flower, small whitegratitudegratitudeJune-JulyCampanula medium var. alba(??)
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Bell-flower, pyramidalconstancyconstancyconstancyconstancyconstancyconstancybell flower, harebellCampanula pyramidalis(??)
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belladonnasilence. Hush!silenceAtropa belladonna
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bellflower, chimneyaspiringCampanula pyramida(?)Campanula pyramidalis(???)
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belvedereI declare against youI declare against youI declare against youbelvidere
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berberrysourness of tempersharpness, sourness of temperpetulancesournesssharpness of tempersharpnessbarberry
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betonysurprisesurpriseStachys officinalis
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biburnum, pricklyseverity
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bilberrytreacherytreacherytreacherytreacherywhortleberryVaccinium myrtillus
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bindweedhumilityuncertaintyconvolvus minorConvolvulus tricolor???
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bindweed, greatinsinuation, importunityinsinuation
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bindweed, purpleeminence
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bindweed, seauncertaintyconvolvulusSpringCalystegia soldanella?
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bindweed, smallcaptivationhumilityhumilityhumilityhumilityhumilityfield bindweed????
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bindweed, whitehumilityConvolvulus arvensis??
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birch treegracefulnessgracefulnessmeeknessgracefulnessmeeknessBetula
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bird cherryhopeperfidy
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bitter-sweet nightshadetruthtruthtruthtruthtruthbittersweet nightshadeJune to September
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bittersweettruthtruthtruthnightshadeJune to September
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Black bryonysupportbe my supportbe my supportlady's seal, black bindweedsummer?Dioscorea communis
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blackberryenvy
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bladder nut treefrivolous amusementfrivolity, amusementStaphylea?
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blue bellconstancyconstancy, sorrowful regretkindnessconstancyconstancyhumility, constancy, gratitudebluebell, bell flowerMarch-AprilHyacinthoides
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Blue bottledelicacydelicacydelicacydelicacydelicacydelicacy, refinementbluebottle, centaury, cornflower, bachelor's buttons?Centaurea cyanus
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bluetcontenthoustonia, quaker ladies
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Boragebluntnessbluntnessbluntnessbluntness, rudenessbluntnessBorago officinalis
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bougainvilleapassion
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bouvardiaenthusiasm
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