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The Flowers Personified introduction

The Flowers
The hand-colored plates

The Flower Fairy
How and why the Flowers became human

The Story of Two Shepherdesses,
the Blonde and the Brunette: and of a Queen of France

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
(Bluebottle, Corn poppy and Lily)

The Poet Jacobus Supposed He Had Found a Subject For An Epic Poem
(Pansy)  The secret language of flowers

Alphabetical list of Flower names in English, French & Latin with Meaning

Alphabetical list of Flower Meanings

Flora Timekeeping
Flora's Clock
The Floral Week
The Calendar of Flora

A Trick of the Flower Fairy
(Tobacco)

The Sultana Tulipia
[1] [2] [3] [4]
(Tulip)

Fragments Taken at Random from the album of the rose
[1] [2] [3] [4]
[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
(Rose)

NARCISSA
(Daffodil)

Serious Displute In Relation to the Violet: Between The Flower Fairy and An Academy Which Prefers To Remain Anonymous.
(Violet)

SISTER NÉNUPHAR
(Water Lily)

CAMELLIA'S REGRETS

DAISY
MARGUERTINE The Oracle of the Meadows

CANZONE - The Flower of Forgetfulness

Flowers of the Ball-room

THE MYRTLE and THE LAUREL

PIANTO
The Everlasting Flower

Plates:
Differences in Plates

The Flowers

Differences in Bindings

 

 

The Language of Flowers - alphabetical by flower names

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from The Flowers Personified - 1847


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A.*

*As many of these English flower names are but little used, the French and Latin synonyms are given in parallel columns.

English flower names French flower names Latin flower names Meaning of flowers
Acacia, Acacia, Acacia, Platonic love.
Acacia, rose, Acacia, rose, Acacia, rosea, Elegance.
Acanthus, Acanthe, Acanthus, Arts.
Almond-tree, Amandier, Amygdalus, Thoughtlessness.
Aloes, parrot-bill, Aloès, bee de perroquet   Small talk.
Aloes, socotrine, Aloès, socotrine, Aloe, succotrina, Bitterness and pain.
Amaranth, Amaranthe, Amaranthus, Immortality.
American Aloe, Agavé, Agave Americana, Security.
Angelica, Angelique, Angelica, Inspiration.
Anthericum, Phalangère, Phalangium, Antidote.
Arum, Gouet, commun, Arum vulgare, Ardor.
Arum, Fly-catching, Arum, gobe-mouche, Arum crinitum, Snare.
Ash, Frêne èlevè, Fraxinus excelsior Greatness.
Ash-leaved
Trumpet-flower,
Jasmin de Virginie, Biguonia radicans, Separation.
Aspen, Peuplier tremble, Populus tremula, Groan.
Aster, china, Marguerite-reine, Aster chinensis, Variety.

B.

Balm Melisse citronelle, Melissa officinalis, Joke.
Balsam of Peru, Baume du Perou, Myroxylon, Cure.
Barberry, Epine-vinette, Berberis, Sourness.
Basil, Basilic, Ocimum, Hatred.
Beech-tree, Hêtre commun, Fagus sylvatica, Prosperity.
Bellflower, Campanule, Campanula, Indiscretion.
Bellflower, pyramidal, Pyramidale bleue, Campanula pyramidalis, Constancy.
Bindweed, purple, Liseron pourpre, Convolvulus purpureus, Eminence.
Bindweed, field, Liseron des champs, Convolvulus arvensis, Humility.
Bird cherry-tree, Lauier-amandier, Prunus padus, Perfidy.
Black thorn, Epine noire, Prunus sylvestris, Difficulty.
Bladder-senna, Baguenaudier, Colutea arborescens Frivolous amusement.
Bluebottle, Bluet, Centaurea cyanus, Delicacy.
Borage, Bourrache, Borage, Bluntness.
Box, Buis, Buxus, Stoicism.
Bramble, Ronce, Rubus, Envy.
Broom-rape, Orobanche majeure, Orobauche major, Union.
Broom, Spanish, Genêt d’Espagne, Genista juncea, Cleanliness.
Broom, prickly, Genêt épineux, Genista spiniflora, Misanthropy.
Bryony, Tame commun, Tamus communis, Support.
Buck-bean, Menyauthe, Menyanthes, Quiet; repose.
Bugloss, Buglosse, Anchusa, Falsehood.
Burdock. Bardane, Aretium Lappa Importunity.

C.

Cactus, Cactier, Cactus, Maternal love.
Catch-fly, night-flowering, Siléné, fleur de nuit, Silene noeturna, Night.
Celsia, great flowered, Celsie à Crete, Celsia cretica, Immortality.
Chaste-tree, Gattilier commun, Vitex, Coldness,
Cherry-tree, Cerisier, Cerasus, Education.
Chestnut-tree, Chataignier, Castanea Justice.
Chestnut-tree, horse, Marronnier d’Inde, Æsculus hippocastanum, Luxury.
Christmas aconite, Hellebore de Noël, Helleborus, Wit.
Cinquefoil, Quinte-feuille, Potentilla Beloved daughter.
Clove-tree, Giroflier, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Dignity.
Columbine, Ancolie, Aquilegia, Folly.
Coltsfoot, sweet-scented, Tussilage odorant, Tussilago fragrans, Justice.
Coriander, Coriandre, Coriandrum, Hidden worth.
Cornel-tree, Cornouiller, Cornus, Duration.
Crown-imperial, Couronne impériale, Fritillaria imperialis Power.
Crowfoot, marsh, Renoncule scéléate, Rannuculus sceleratus, Ingratitude.
Crowfoot, meadow, Renoncule, bouton d’or, Ranunculus aeris, Perfidy.
Currant, Groseiller, Ribes rubrum, Thankfulness.
Cypress Cyprès, Cupressus, Mourning.

D.

Daffodil, common, Narcisse des près, Narcissus sylvestris, Deceitful hopes.
Dahlia, Dahlia, Dahlia, Novelty.
Dandelion, Pissenlit, Leontodon, Oracle.
Daisy, double, Paquerette double, Dellis hortensis, Affection.
Daisy, single, Paquerette simple Bellis simplex, Innocence.
Daisy, wild, Marguerite des près, Bellis perennis, Dost thou love me?
Date-plum, Plaqueminier, Diospyros, Resistance.
Day-lily, yellow, Belle de jour, Hemerocallis flava, Coquetry.
Dittany of Crete, Dietame de Crete Origanum Dictamnus, Birth.
Dittany, white, Fraxinelle, Dictamnus Fire.
Dock, Patience, Rumex, Patience.
Dodder, Cuscute, Cuscula, Baseness.
Dragon-plant, Arum serpentaire, Arum dracunculus, Dread.

E.

Elastic Momordica, Momordique élastique, Momordica elaterium, Critique; hoax.
Enchanter’s Nightshade, Circée, Cichorium intybus, Frugality.
Everlasting, Gnaphale, Gnaphalium, Perpetual remembrances.

F.

Fennel, Fenouil, Anethum fœniculum, Strength.
Fern, (sic) Fongère, (Fougere) Filix, Sincerity.
Fieldrush, Jone des champs, Juncus campestris, Docility.
Fig Marigold, Ficoïde glaciale, Mesembryanthemum chrystallinum, Coldness of heart.
Fir, Sapin, Ables, Height.
Flax, Lin, Linum usitatissimum, Benefactor.
Foxglove, Digitale, Digitalis, Occupation.
Funitory, Fumeterre commune, Fumaria, Gall.

G.

Geranium, clouded, Géranium triste, Geranium nubilum, Melancholy.
Geranium, rose, Géernium rose, Geranium roseum, Preference.
Geranium, scarlet, Géranium écarlate, Geranium coccineum, Stupidity.
Gilliflower, Mahon, Giroflée de Mahon, Cheiranthus mahoneus, Promptness.
Gilliflower, stock, Giroflée des jardins, Cheiranthus lucanus, Enduring beauty.
Goats-rue, Galéga, Galega, Reason.
Goosefoot, Auserine ambroisée, Chenopodium, Insult.
Grape-vine, Vigne, Vitis, Intoxication.
Grass, Gazon, Gramen, Utility.
Grass, quaking, Brise tremblante, Briza media, Frivolity.

H.

Hair-moss, Polytric á urne, Polytrichum, Secret.
Hawthorn, Aubépine Cratægus oxyacantha, Hope.
Hazel, Noisettier, Corylus, Reconciliation.
Heath, Bruyére commune, Erica vulgaris, Solitude.
Helenium, smooth Hélénie d’automne, Helenium autumnale, Tears.
Hepatica, Anemone hépatique, Anemone hepatica, Trust.
Hogbean, Jusquiame, Hyoscyamus, Defect.
Hollowroot, Adoxa, Adoxa moschatellina, Weakness.
Holly, Houx, Ilex, Forecast.
Hollyhock, Rose trémière, Alcea rosea, Fruitfulness.
Honesty, Lunaire, Lunaria, Forgetfulness.
Honeysuckle, (sic) Chéve-feuille, Lanicera caprifolium, Bonds of love.
Hop, Houblon, Humulus lupulus, Injustice.
Hornbeam Charme, Carpinus, Ornament.
Hortensia, Hortensia, Hortensia opuloides, Carelessness.
Hyacinth, expanded, Hyacinthe étalée, Hyacinthus elatus, Benevolence.
Hyacinth, garden, Hyacinthe d’Orient, Hyacinthus orientalis, The language of flowers.
Hyacinth, wild, Hyacinthe sauvage, Hyacinthus sylvestris, Play.
Hybrid crinum, Crinole hybride, Crinum, Delicate weakness.

I.

Immortal flowers, Immortelle, Xeranthemum annuum, Unfading remembrance.
Indian cane, Balisier, Arundo bambos, Rendezvous.
Ipomen, scarlet, Ipomée écarlate, Ipomæa coccinea, Embrace.
Iris, Iris, Iris, Message.
Iris, flaming, Iris flambé, Iris flammea, Flame.
Ivy, Lierre, Hedera helix, Friendship.

J.

Jamaica Plum, Myrobalan, Spondias myrobalanus, Privation.
Japan rose, Camellia, Camellia japonica, Gratitude.
Jessamine, common white, Jasmin commun, Jasminus officinale, Amiability.
Jessamine, Spanish, Jasmin d’Espagne, Jasminum grandiflorum, Sensuality.
Jonquille, Jonquille, Narcissus jonquilla, Desire.
Juniper Genévrier, Juniperus, Succor.

K.

King’s-spear Asphodèle jaune, Asphodelus, Regret.

L.

Laburnum, Cytise faux ébénier, Cytisus laburnum, Blackness.
Ladies’ Bedstraw, Grateron, Galium, Rudeness.
Ladies’ Ear-drop, Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Frailty.
Larch, Mélèze, Pinus Larix Audacity.
Larkspur, Pied d’alouette, Delphinium, Levity.
Lavender, Lavande aspic, Lavandula spica, Distrust.
Laurel, Laurier franc, Laurus, Glory.
Laurestine, Lauier-tin, Viburnum tinue, Delicate attentions.
Lichen, Hépatique, Lichen hepatica, Confidence.
Lilac, Lilas commun, Lilac vulgaris, Earliest love.
Lilac, white, Lilas blanc, Lilac alba, Youth.
Lily, Lis, Lilium, Majesty.
Lily, daffodil, Amaryllis jaune, Amaryllis lutes, Pride.
Lily of the Valley, Muguet de Mai, Convallaria maialis, Return of happiness.
Lime-tree, Tilleul, Tilia, Conjugal affection.
Lucerne, Luzerne, Medicago, Life.

M.

Madder, Garance, Rubia, Calumny.
Madder, yellow, Alysse saxatile, Alyssum saxatile, Tranquility.
Maidenhair Capillaire, Adiantum, Discretion.
Manchineel, Mancenillier, Hippomanes mancinella, Betrayal.
Mandrake, Mandragore, Atropa Mandragora, Scarcity.
Maple, Erable champêtre, Acer, Reserve.
Marigold, cape, Souci pluvial, Calendula pluvialis, Presage.
Marigold, garden, Souci commun, Calendula officinalis, Trouble.
Marshmallow, Guimauve, Althæa, Beneficence.
Marvel of Peru, Belle de nuit, Mirabilis, Timidity.
Meadow-saffron, Colchique, Colchicum, Autumn.
Meadow-sweet, Spirée ulmaire, Spiræa ulmaria, Uselessness.
Mezereon, Lauréole bois gentil, Daphne mezereum, Desire to please.
Milfoil, Achillée Achillea, War.
Milkwort, Polygala, Polygala, Hermitage.
Mistletoe, Gui, Viscum album, Parasite.
Motherwort, Clandestine, Lathræa clandesina, Concealed love.
Mugwort, Armoise, Artemisia, Happiness.
Mulberry, black, Muier noir, Morus niger, Devotedness.
Mulberry, white, Murier blanc, Morus albus, Prudence.
Myrtle, Myrte, Myrtus Love.

N.

Narcissus, white, Narcisse des poétes, Narcissus poeticus, Selfishness.
Nettle, Ortie, Urtica, Cruelty.
Nightshade, Morelle, Solanum, Truth.
Nosegay, Bouquet, Florum fasciculus, Gallantry.

O.

Oak, Chéne, Quercus, Hospitality.
Olive, Olivier, Oliva, Peace.
Ophrys, fly, Ophrise-mouche, Ophrys myoides, Mistake.
Ophrys, spider, Ophrise-arraignée, Ophrys arachnites, Dexterity.
Orange-blossom, Fleur d’oranger, Flos aurantii, Chasity.
Orange-tree, Oranger, Aurantium, Generosity.
Osmunda, Osmonde, Osmunda, Revery.

P.

Pansy, Pensée, Viola tricolor, Thought.
Parsley, Persil, Apium, Feast.
Pasque-flower, Coquelourde, Anemone pulsatilla, Without pretension.
Passion-flower, Grenadille bleue, Passiflora cerulea, Belief.
Peony, common, Pivoine officinale, Pæonia officinalis, Shame.
Peppermint, Menthe poivrée, Mentha piperita, Warmth of feeling.
Periwinkle, Pervenche, Vinca, Sweet remembrance.
Persian Candy-tuft, Ibéride de Perse, Iberis semperflorens, Indifference.
Pheasant’s-eye, Adonide, Adonis, Painful remembrance.
Pimpernel, red, Mouron rouge, Anagallis phœnicea, Appointment.
Pine, Pin, Pinus, Boldness.
Pineapple, Ananas, Bromelia ananas, Perfection.
Pink, clove, Œillet des fleuristes, Dianthus caryophyllus, True love.
Pink, musk, Œillet mignardise, Dianthus moschatus, Childishness.
Pink, yellowish, Œillet jaune, Dianthus luteus, Unreasonableness.
Plane-tree, Platane, Platanus, Genius.
Polemonium, Polémoine bleue, Polemonium ceruleum, Rupture.
Pomegranate, Grenadier, Punica granatum, Foppery.
Poplar, black, Peuplier noir, Populus niger, Courage.
Poplar, white, Peuplier blanc, Polulus alba, Time.
Poppy, corn, Pavot coquelicot, Papaver rhæas, Ephemeral charms.
Poppy, white, Pavot blanc, Papaver albus, Dormant affection.
Prickly-pear, Raquette-figuier d’Inde, Cactus opuntia, I burn.
Primrose, Primevère, Primula, Early youth.
Privet, Troëne, Ligustrum, Prohibition.
Prune-tree, Prunier, Prunus, Promise.
Prune, wild, Prunier sauvage, Prunus sylvestris, Independence.

R.

Reed, Rosean, Arundo, Imprudence; music.
Rest-harrow, Bugrane arrête-bœuf, Ononis, Obstacle.
Rose, Rose, Rosa, Beauty.
Rosebay, Laurier-rose Nerium oleander, Distrust.
Rosebay, Willow-herb Epilobe à épi, Epilobium spicatum, Production.
Rosebud, Bouton de rose, Rosæ calyx, Young girl.
Rose capucine, Rose capucine,   Splendor.
Rose, hundred-leaved, Rose cent-feuille, Rosa centifolia, Graces.
Rosemary, Romarin, Rosmarinus, Healing balm.
Rose, moss Rose mosseuse, Rosa muscosa, Voluptuous love.
Rose, musk, Rose musquée, Rosa moschata, Capricious beauth.
Rose, perpetual, Rose des quatre saisons, Rose perpetua, Unfading beauty.
Rose, Provence, Rose pompon, Rosa provincialis, Gentillessee.
Rose, single, Rose simple, Rosa berberifolia, Simplicity.
Rose, striped, Rose panachée, Rosa variegata, Warmth of heart.
Rose, white, Rose blanche Rosa alba, Silence.
Rose, wild, Eglantine, Rosa canina, Poetry.
Rose, yellow, Rose jaune, Rosa lutea, Infidelity.
Round-leaved Sundew, Rossolis à feuilles rondes, Drosera rotundifolia, Surprise,
Rue Rue Sauvage, Ruta graveolens, Manners.

S.

Saffron, Safran, Crocus, Abuse.
Sage, Sauge, Salvia, Esteem.
Sea-lavender, Staticé maritim, Statice limonium, Sympathy.
Sensitive plant, Sensitive, Mimosa sensitiva, Bashfulness.
Sensitive Hedysarum, Sainfoin oscillant, Hedysarum gyranus, Agitation.
Silver-weed, Argentine, Potentilla anserina, Simplicity.
Snowball, Boule de neige, Viburnum opulus, Ennui.
Snowdrop, Galanth perce-neige, Galanthus nivalis, Consolation.
Southernwood, Citronelle, Artemisia abrotanum, Pain.
Speedwell, Véronique élégante, Veronica amœna, Fidelity.
Spindle-tree, Fusain, Evonymus vulgaris, Likeness.
Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogale, Ornithogalum, Idleness.
Star of Bethlehem, pyramidal, Ornithogale pyramidale, Ornithogalum pyramidale, Purity.
Starwort, Astère, Aster, Afterthought.
Strawberry, Fraise, Fragaria, Goodness.
Strawberry of the Indies, Fraise de l’Inde, Fragaria indica, Deceitful appearances.
Succory, Chicorée-amére, Cichorium intybus, Frugality.
Sunflower, (sic) Soleil, (Tournesol) Helianthus, False riches.
Sweet Sultan, yellow, Centaurée-amberboi, Centaurea moschata, Felicity.
Sweet William, Œillet de poéte, Dianthus barbatus, Scorn.
Syringa, Syringa, Philadelphus. Fraternal regard.

T.

Tares, Ivraie, Vicia, Vice.
Teasel, Cardére, Dipsacus fullonum, Benefit.
Thistle, Chardon, Carduus, Harshness.
Thornapple, Datur, Datura stramonium, Deceitful charms.
Thornapple, purple, Stramoine fastueuse, Datura fastuosa, Suspicion.
Thyme, Thym, Thymus, Activity.
Tiger-flower, Tigridie, Tigridia, Cruelty.
Toad-flax, Muflier, Antirrhinum, Presumption.
Touch-me-not, Balsamine, Impatiens, Impatience.
Tree Primrose, Onagre, Œnothera, Inconstancy.
Tuberose, Tubéeuse, Polyanthes, Voluptuousness.
Tulip Tulipe, Tulipia, Declaration of love.
Tulip, virgin, Tulipe vierge,   Literary debut.
Turnsol, Héliotrope Heliotropium, The intoxication of love.

V.

Valerian, red, Valériane rouge, Valerian rubra, Facility.
Violet Ivy, Cobée grimpante, Cobœa scandens, Knots.
Venus’s Looking-glass, Miroir de Venus, Campanula speculum, Flattery.
Verain, Verveine, Verbena, Sorcery.
Biburnum, prickly, Camara piquant, Lantana aculeata, Severity.
Violet, sweet, Violette odorante, Viola odorata, Modesty.
Violet, white, Violette blanche, Viola alba, Candor.
Virginian Cowslip, Cyroselle, Dodocatheon meadia, Divinity.
Virginian Spiderwort, Ephémérine de Virginie, Tradescantia Virginica, Transient felicity.
Virgin’s-bower, Clématite, Clematis, Artifice.

W.

Wake-robin, Arum commun, Arum commune, Ardor.
Wall-flower, Giroflée jaune, Cheiranthus cheiri, Faithful in misfortune.
Water-lily, peltated, Nélumbo, Nymphæa nelumbo, Wisdom.
Water-lily, white, Nénuphar blanc, Nymphæa alba, Eloquence.
Water-lily, yellow, Nymphea jaune, Nymphæa lutea, Growing indifference.
Weeping-willow, Saule pleureur, Salix babylonica, Sadness.
Wheat, Blé, Triticum, Riches.
Whortleberry, Airelle myrtille, Vaccinium, Treachery.
Wild Rose-tree, Eglantier,   A poetical person.
Wild-service, Alisier, Cratægus terminalis, Harmony.
Willow-herb, purple, Salicaire, Lythrum salicaria, Pretension.
Windflower, Anémone, Anemone, Abandonment.
Woad, Réséda, Reseda, Modest merit.
Wood Anemone, Anémone des près, Anemone nemorosa, Sickness.
Wood-sorrel, Oxalide-alléluia, Oxalis acetocella, Joy.
Wormwood, Absinthe, Absinthium, Absence.
Wreath of Roses, Couronne de roses, Corona rosarum, Reward of virtue.

Y.

Yew If, Taxus, Sadness.

Z.

Zephyranth, Zéphyranthe, Zephyranthes, Fond Caresses.