Flower Dictionary

Introduction to Flower Dictionary

Flowers carry a special meaning or symbolism. Depending on flower type and color, it is easier to express your emotions and sentiments to the people you want to communicate with. Everyone knows that the flowers of Rose symbolize love and romance while white blooms reflect peace, unity, and spirituality.

 

The Meaning for Every Flower

There is a hidden meaning in each flower stem or flower bouquet you give or send to your loved ones and family. People send a single stem or a bunch of flowers to cheer up and brighten up someone’s day. Some would give red flowers to declare the deepest emotions. Gratitude and appreciation, on the other hand, are expressed through creamy white and pink flowers.

This practice of associating flowers with sentiments and emotions was an age-old form of art. In fact, in 17th Century, the Japanese Hanakotoba reached Sweden as it was brought by King Charles II. It was then called Floriography or the language of flowers. Greek mythologies, artists’ sonnets and plays, poetic writings, and even folklore and cultures of different tribes used flowers in an artistic way as a form of communication.

Way back the Victorian age, the symbolic language of flowers was recognized and popularized throughout America, England, and France. Since then, flowers have become an important part of every occasion in life. People became influenced by floriography, looking at flowers and nature as a romantic way to express feelings.

During that time, flowers and how they were presented or what condition they were in, were given representation and symbolism. A wilted flower, for example, expressed a negative emotion. Even the ribbons tied on the bouquet convey a special meaning.

 

Sending Flower with Meaning

The popularity of the use of flowers for this purpose aroused the interest of many people to learn it deeper. Some were able to gather books about the symbolism and meaning of flowers and reading those books became their pastime hobby.

The language of flowers is said to continue until the modern age. Knowing that more people want to learn and understand flowers, our Flower experts created a Flower Meaning Guide. Our aim is to help every individual discover the hidden meaning and messages of flowers for personal use and appreciation. With this Flower Dictionary, you will not only learn about the scientific and historic background of each flower but their distinct qualities, characteristics, and uses as well. The symbolism and meanings of flowers are also uncovered to bring your thoughtful gesture of sending flowers as a gift to a new level.

You will be surprised to find out that there are more messages and mysteries behind your favorite flowers other than what you already know.

 

See the list of our flowers and know more about the flower meaning from our florist.

 

List of Flowers From from A to  Z

A

  • Abutilon
  • Acacia
  • Acanthus (Acanthus)
  • Artifice Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
  • Allium (Allium)
  • Almond blossom (Amygdalus communis)
  • Aloe (Aloe vera)
  • Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria)
  • Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • Amaranth (Amaranthus)
  • Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
  • Anemone (Anemone)
  • Angelica (Angelica pachycarpa)
  • Aster (Aster)
  • Azalea (Rhododendron)

B

  • Baby’s breath (Gypsophila)
  • Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis)
  • Begonia (Begonia)
  • Bellflower (Campanula)
  • Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
  • Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
  • Blackberry (Rubus)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
  • Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
  • Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis)
  • Bouvardia (Bouvardia)
  • Broom (Cytisus)
  • Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

C

  • Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
  • Cactus (Opuntia)
  • Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
  • Camellia (Camellia)
  • Candytuft (Iberis)
  • Canterbury bells (Campanula medium)
  • Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
  • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • Cherry blossom (Prunus cerasus)
  • Chervil (Anthriscus)
  • chestnuts (Castanea sativa)
  • Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)
  • Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
  • Clematis (Clematis)
  • Clover, white (Trifolium)
  • Cockscomb (Celosia)
  • Coreopsis (Coreopsis)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
  • Cowslip (Primula veris)
  • Crocus (Crocus)
  • Currant (Ribes)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen)
  • Cypress (Cupressus)

D

  • Daffodil (Narcissus)
  • Dahlia (Dahlia)
  • Daisy (Bellis)
  • Daisy, Gerber (Gerbera)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum)
  • Daphne (Daphne)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Delphinium (Delphinium)
  • Dianthus (Dianthus)
  • Dittany (Dictamnus albus)
  • Dogwood (Cornus)
  • Dragon plant (Dracaena)

E

  • Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)
  • Elder (Sambucus)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus)
  • Euphorbia (Euphorbia)
  • Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
  • Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

F

  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Fern (Polypodiophyta)
  • Fern, maidenhair (Adiantum capillusveneris)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
  • Fig (Ficus carica)
  • Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
  • Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
  • Forsythia (Forsythia)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Freesia (Freesia)
  • Fuchsia (Fuchsia)

G

  • Gardenia (Gardenia)
  • Gentian (Gentiana)
  • Ginger (Zingiber) –NOT the Spice ginger
  • Gladiolus (Gladiolus)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago)
  • Grapevine (Vitis vinifera)

H

  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) . . . Hope
  • Hazel (Corylus) . . . Reconciliation
  • Heath (Erica) . . . Solitude
  • Heather (Calluna vulgaris) . . . Protection
  • Helenium (Helenium) . . . Tears
  • Heliotrope (Heliotropium) . . . Devoted affection
  • Hibiscus (Hibiscus) . . . Delicate beauty
  • Holly (Ilex) . . . Foresight
  • Hollyhock (Alcea) . . . Ambition
  • Honesty (Lunaria annua) . . . Honesty
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera) . . . Devotion
  • Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) . . . Constancy
  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea) . . . Dispassion

I

  • Ice plant (Carpobrotus chilensis)
  • Impatiens (Impatiens)
  • Iris (Iris)
  • Ivy (Hedera helix)

J

  • Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium)
  • Jasmine
  • Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla)

L

  • Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides)
  • Lady’s slipper (Cypripedium)
  • Lantana (Lantana)
  • Larch (Larix decidua)
  • Larkspur (Consolida)
  • Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Liatris(Liatris)
  • Lichen (Parmelia)
  • Lilac (Syringa)
  • Lily (Lilum)
  • Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Linden tree (Tilia)
  • Lisianthus (Eustoma)
  • Lobelia (Lobelia)
  • Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
  • Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)
  • Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Lupine (Lupinus)
  • Lichen (Parmelia)
  • Lilac (Syringa)
  • Lily (Lilum)
  • Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Linden tree (Tilia)
  •  Lisianthus (Eustoma)
  • Lobelia (Lobelia)
  • Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
  • Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)
  • Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Lupine (Lupinus)

M

  • Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • Marigold (Calendula)
  • Marjoram (Origanum)
  • marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • Meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  • Michealmas daisy (Aster amellus)
  • Mignonette (Reseda odorata)
  • Mimosa (Mimosa)
  • Mistletoe (Viscum)
  • Mock orange (Pittosporum undulatum)
  • Monkshood (Aconitum)
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea)
  • Moss (Bryopsida)
  • Mullein (Verbascum)
  • Mustard (Brassica)
  • Myrtle (Myrtus)
  • Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • Marigold (Calendula)
  • Marjoram (Origanum)
  • Marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • Meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  • Michealmas daisy (Aster amellus)
  • Mignonette (Reseda odorata)
  • Mimosa (Mimosa)
  • Mistletoe (Viscum)
  • Mock orange (Pittosporum undulatum)
  • Monkshood (Aconitum)
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea)
  • Moss (Bryopsida)
  • Mullein (Verbascum)
  • Mustard (Brassica)
  • Myrtle (Myrtus)

N

  • Narcissus (Narcissus)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • Nettle (Urtica)

O

  • Oats ( Avena sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Olive (Olea europaea)
  • Orange blossom (Citrus sinensis)
  • Orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

P

  • Pansy (Viola)
  • Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  • Passionflower (Passiflora)
  • Peony (Paeonia)
  • Peppermint (Mentha)
  • Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
  • Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)
  • Petunia (Petunia)
  • Phlox (Phlox)
  • Pineapple ( Ananas comosus)
  • Pink (Dianthus)
  • Plum (Prunus domestic)
  • Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
  • Polyanthus (Primula)
  • Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
  • Pomegranate blossom (Punica granatum)
  • Poppy (Papaver)
  • Protea (Protea)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Q

  • Queen Anne’s lace ( Ammi majus)
  • Quince (Cydonia oblonga)

R

  • Ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus)
  • Raspberry (Rubus)
  • Redbud (Cercis)
  • Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Rhubarb (Rheum)
  • Rose (Rosa)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

S

  • Saffron (Crocus sativus)
  • Sage (Salvia Officinalis)
  • Saint-John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Saxifraga (Saxifraga)
  • Scabiosa (Scabiosa)
  • Scarlet Pimpernel ( Anagallis arvensis)
  • Snapdragon ( Antirrhinum majus)
  • Snowdrop (Galanthus)
  • Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
  • Speedwell (Veronica)
  • Spirea (Spiraea)
  • Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
  • Starwort (Stellaria)
  • Stephanotis (Stephanotis floribunda)
  • Stock (Malcolmia maritime)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum)
  • Strawberry (Fragaria)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
  • Sweet briar (Rosa rubiginosa)
  • Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
  • Tansy (Tanacetum)
  • Thistle, common (Cirsium)
  • Thrift ( Armeria)
  • Thyme (Thymus)
  • Trachelium (Trachelium)
  • Trillium (Trillium)
  • Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)
  • Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)
  • Tulip (Tulipa)
  • Turnip (Brassica rapa)

V

  • Verbena (Verbena)
  • Vetch (Vicia)
  • Violet (Viola)

W

  • Wallflower (Cheiranthus)
  • Water lily (Nymphaea)
  • Waxflower (Hoya)
  • Wheat (Triticum)
  • White Monte Casino ( Aster)
  • Willow herb (Epilobium)
  • Winter cherry (Physalis alkekengi)
  • Wisteria (Wisteria)
  • Witch hazel (Hamamelis)

Y

  • Yarrow ( Achillea millefolium)

Z

  • Zinnia (Zinnia)