This file includes flowers, dandelions, wildflowers, cactus, goldenrod, flower ABC list, flower lore, flower meanings, month flowers, and state flowers.
Also see Specific Flowers, Gardening, Spring, Roses, and Trees.
- April Showers Bring May Flowers
- Beware of Snapdragons!
- Bloom Where You are Planted
- Bright as Flowers Be thy Life's Hours
- The Earth Laughs in Flowers
- Flower Child
- Flower Patch
- Flower Power
- Flowers Speak Louder Than Words
- Love Turns Weeds into Flowers
- May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers
- Mother's Flower Garden
- Quiet...Bulbs are Resting!
- Say it with Flowers
- Take Time to Smell the Flowers
- To the Flower Power
- Where the Lilies Bloom
- Wild about Wildflowers
- All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.
- Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers...Plant your own garden!
- Flowers are God's way of smiling.
- Flowers are love's truest language.
- Flowers are the stars of the earth.
- Flowers feed the soul. (Mohammed)
- Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. (Lydia M. Child)
- The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. (Gertrude S. Wister)
- Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. (John Ruskin)
- Garden fairies come at dawn. Bless the flowers then they're gone.
- I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. (Edna St. Vincent Millay from Afternoon on a Hill)
- Old florists never die, they just make other arrangements.
- People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. (Iris Murdoch)
- Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. (Veronica A. Shoffstall)
- Still in bloom, California flowers dance to winter song. (Victor P. Gendrano)
- Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes. (William Wordsworth)
- A weed is just an unloved flower.
- A weed is just a flower in disguise.
- Cut one flower picture in a circle and mat on brown or yellow paper. Cut other flower picture in petal shapes and arrange around the circle picture. Mat the petals if it looks better.
- To make a quick flower cut a circle into eight equal pieces like a pie. Remove one piece. Round the corners of the wide ends of the other seven pieces. Arrange on the page and put a circle cut photo over the center of the petals.
- Flower Mosaic (Denny)
- Iris Mosaic (Denny)
Things to Do if You Are a Flower
Be a wonderful color, like purplish pink.
Stay out in the rain.
Understand what the wind says.
Dance to its rhythms.
Grow toward the sun.
Give bees honey.
Count every star.
Count Your Blessings
Count your garden by the flowers,
never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by garden hours,
don't remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your years with smiles, not tears.
Count your blessing, not your troubles.
Count your age by friends, not by years.
If flowers want to grow
right out of concrete sidewalk cracks
I'm going to bend down and smell them.
Take some dirt, add some seeds,
Pour on water, pull the weeds,
Rest a minute, work for hours,
Then just wait to smell the flowers.
Songs about Flowers
- Angels Gathering Flowers - The Lewis Family (2004)
- Artificial Flowers - Bobby Darin (1960)
- Blossom Fell, A - Nat King Cole (1955)
- Blossoms in the Springtime - Hank Snow (1956)
- Broken Blossoms - Dusty Springfield (1967)
- Cancel the Flowers - Tony Martin (1949)
- Chocolate and Flowers - Sweeny (2000)
- Desert Flower - Vaughn Monroe (1963)
- Different Kind of Flower - Ray Price (1977)
- Doris the Florist - Eric Stewart (1982)
- Dreams Are the Flowers That Bloom in Your Heart - Jackie Cusic (1991)
- Dusty Blossom Boogie - Leon Kelly (1952)
- Faded Flowers in Old Love Letters - Norman Blake (1999)
- Flower and the Weed, The - Bill Kenny (1955)
- Flower Girl - The Miracles (1971)
- Flower Lady - Phil Ochs (1967)
- Flower of My Heart, The - Don Winters and Rita Robbins (1955)
- Flower Road, The - The Mills Brothers (1968)
- Flower Song - The Invaders (1968)
- Flower That Shattered the Stone, The - John Denver (1989)
- Flower Town - The Rose Garden (1967)
- Flowerpot - The Marcels (1962)
- Flowers - Billy Yates (1997)
- Flowers of Florence, The - Bob Moore Orchestra (1963)
- Flower of Love - Leon Ashley (1968)
- Flowers on the Hour - John Lee Hooker (1965)
- Flowers on the Wall - Eric Heatherly (2000)
- Flowers Speak Louder Than Words - Terry Preston (1949)
- Flowers to Sunshine - Jamie Lyons (1968)
- I Stole the Flowers From Your Garden - Gene Wyatt (1968)
- Lady With the Flower in Her Hair - The Country Gentlemen (1995)
- Let Me Give Her the Flowers - Lefty Frizzell (1973)
- Little Blossom - The Timberliners (1963)
- Mother's Flower Garden - Jimmie Logsdon (1963)
- No Hearts and Flowers - Don Cherry (1967)
- Orange Flower - Divided By Three (2005)
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber Jazz Band (1959)
- Plastic Flowers - Don Nix (1994)
- Pretty Flowers - The Sir Douglas Quintet (1971)
- Pretty Flowers in My Back Yard - Lead Belly (1948)
- Rainflowers - Every Mother's Son (1968)
- San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - McKenzie (1967)
- Second-Hand Flowers - George Jones (1972)
- Send Her Flowers - Mike Clifford (1967)
- Send Ten Pretty Flowers to My Girl in Tennessee - Spade Cooley (1949)
- Springtime Flowers - The Boys from Indiana (1981)
- Sweeter Than the Flowers - Bill Napier and Charlie Moore (1966)
- Thanks, Mister Florist - Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra (1950)
- This Flower - Kasey Chambers (2000)
- To the Flower Power - Victor Lundberg (1967)
- Valentines and Flowers - The True Deceivers (2008)
- Waltz of the Flowers - The Boston Pops Orchestra (1959)
- We All Make the Flowers Grow - Lee Hazlewood (1963)
- Wedding Blossoms - Tommy Sosebee (1951)
- What Kind of Flowers Should I Send? - Gib Guilbeau (1973
- Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - The Kingston Trio (1962)
- Where the Desert Flowers Bloom - Slim Dusty (1985)
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- You Are My Flower - Traditional Grass (1994)
- You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond (1978)
- You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May - Foster and Allen (2006)
- Your Love is Like a Flower - Josh 'Buck' Graves (1998)
- Your Love is Like the Flowers - The Barrier Brothers (1957)
- Your Wedding Corsage - Ray Price (1949)
Two Dandelion Poems
A dandelion doesn't roar
Which is a lucky thing
With all the millions that there are
That would be frightening.
When I went out to play today
I found dandelions yellow and gay
And then when I came in tonight
The dandelions had turned to white.
Ode to a Dandelion
Though others may curse you for a weed,
To destroy they deem their duty,
For me you are a lovely flower
And I revel in your beauty.
You're first to show your brilliant color
After winter's bitter cold.
You're truly springtime's harbinger
With your delicate mounds of gold.
Your flowers are food for a weary soul,
Your leaves a zesty tonic--
Such succulent flavor they contain
It makes us feel bionic.
I know your color soon will fade
But your seeds are avian food--
So, like the wind and thus the flower,
It's ill that blows no good.
In God's great plan for nature
Everything does have it's place
And I, for one, am always glad
To see your smiling face.
Bright coinage of the generous sun,
Down-flung, and scattered, one by one--
They star with gold the green plateau,
And light the landscape with their glow!
In Defense of the Dandelion
(Samuel Pickering, Jr.)
Spring has arrived and so have the dandelions. Here by the porch, there by the drive, everywhere. For years I struggled to get rid of them. One summer I wore out a pair of leather gloves digging them up. Another summer our dog Fred almost died from drinking the weed killer I mixed in the garage.
I'm older now and have learned better. I just sit on the porch and leave the dandelions alone. In fact, we have grown fond of one another.
I have decided that the real American Beauty isn't the rose but the dandelion. The common dandelion is not a native American. Like most of our ancestors, it didn't travel first class, and there is no record of its arrival on our shores. All we know is that it seems to have come from Europe, and like those "huddled masses" who sought a better life in a newer world, the dandelion put down roots and thrived.
Grateful for the opportunity to settle, it was content to make wayside and wasteland bloom. Unlike the cultivated rose, the dandelion is, in its stem of stems, a Populist. It generally prefers hard homesteading on barren ground to pampered living in potting soil. The dandelion smiles just as brightly amid backyard tenement clutter as it does beneath the boxwood border of an English garden. In contrast to the formal rose, which makes a sticking point of ceremony and can be prickly with those who do not show proper deference, the dandelion is friendly. It even enjoys the company of children as they weave it into garlands.
The dandelion lives a clean and simple life. It opens and blooms at sunrise and, closing up tightly, goes to bed at sunset. It keeps healthy and respectable hours because it is a family flower. One to two hundred florets compose its yellow blossom. As the florets mature and are finally pollinated, the dandelion's stem lengthens. Sacrificing its position in the world, the dandelion now lives for its children, closing one last time until the florets have grown into seeds and are ready to leave home. Then the gray globe expands so the seeds can catch a breeze and start out well in life.
No other flower embodies the American spirit as well as the dandelion. When the going gets tough, pansies and petunias wilt. Neither the strong winds nor heavy rains can break the dandelion. When the petals of the dogwood blossoms are scattered and the peony is beaten to the ground, the dandelion still holds its head up bravely.
Unlike the southern Magnolia or sagebrush, the dandelion is not tied to a particular region of the country. It is truly a National flower. Moreover, it is a flower for all months and all climates; from January to December, the dandelion blossoms somewhere. It may be found in Arizona under the shadow of the saguaro cactus, in Florida's orange groves or on a ledge in Colorado's mountains.
Such a flower is a bright sign of hope, and when winter comes and days and nights seem black, remember that somewhere in America, the dandelion is blooming.
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As sure as anything
As sure as I can be
That 99 percent, pure as Ivory
I caught the scent, followed the smell of it
Hey, why did you pick on me?
What's that pretty flower I see?
Tall and wild it waves at me
Mother says it's just a weed
Golden Rod, Golden Rod
Growing Wild, not in the city
Gave me an allergy
And my reaction's, what's gonna happen?
It gets no help from me
Another blonde, not from the city
Gave me an allergy
And you can see me drinking the poison
Taking it happily.
Songs about Goldenrod
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- Dance of the Goldenrod - Merle Travis (1988)
- Fog in the Goldenrod - Paul Sullivan (1991)
- Sea of Goldenrod - Isabella Rix (2000)
- When the Goldenrod is Blooming Once Again - Red Clay Ramblers (1981)
- For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! (Edward Abbey)
- Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A Special Bouquet
A rose can say 'I love you.'
Orchids can enthrall,
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Oh my, that says it all!
The Wildflower's Song
As I wander'd the forest,
The green leaves among,
I heard a wild flower
Singing a song.
I slept in the Earth
In the silent night,
I murmur'd my fears
And I felt delight.
In the morning I went
As rosy as morn,
To seek for new joy;
But O! met with scorn.
from Auguries of Innocence
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
Songs about Wildflowers
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- Butterfly Weed - Norman and Nancy Blake (1986)
- Field of Flowers - Vernon Oxford (1967)
- Flower Blooming in the Wildwood, A - Bill Harrell (1995)
- Flowers By the Side of the Road - Katrina Elam (2004)
- Flowers from the Fields of Alabama - Norman Blake (2001)
- Gatherin' Flowers from the Hillside - Earl Taylor (1967)
- Gathering Flowers From the Hill - The Delmore Brothers (1940)
- Gathering Flowers From the Hillside - Hylo Brown (1959)
- Little Wildflower - Catherine Britt (2007)
- Mountain Flower - The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers (1962)
- My Little Prairie Flower - Texas Jim Lewis (1942)
- My Sweet Wildflower - Tommy Duncan (1959)
- Pale Wildwood Flower - Buddy Starcher (1959)
- Pickin' Wildflowers - Keith Anderson (2005)
- Rugs of Woods and Flowers - The Turtles (1967)
- Queen Anne's Lace - The Del McCoury Band (2004)
- Warm Storms and Wild Flowers - Hoyt Axton (1982)
- When the Bloom is on the Sage - Burl Ives (1961)
- Where the Daisies Grow Wild - Leon Everett (1977)
- Where the Wildflowers Grow - The Boys from Indiana (1981)
- Wild Daffodil - Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen (1968)
- Wild Flowers - Tish Hinojosa (2000)
- Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar - John Denver (1981)
- Wildflower - The Neville Brothers (1987)
- Wildflower Moon - Alan Munde (1998)
- Wildflowers - Trio (1988)
- Wildwood Flower - Iris DeMent and Emmylou Harris (1998)
- Wildwood Flower Blues - Audie Blaylock (2001)
- Wildwood Flowers - Trio (1988)
- Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford (1974)
- You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood - Doc Hopkins (1944)
Quotes about Cactus
- I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert. (Demetri Martin)
- I consider it the highest compliment when my employees go out and start their own companies in competition with me. I always send them a plant to wish them well. Of course, it's a cactus. (Norman Brodsky)
- The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. (Will Foley)
Songs about Cactus
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- Cactus - David Celia (2007)
- Cactus and a Rose - Gary Stewart (1980)
- Cactus Blossom - Ben Tavera King (1983)
- Cactus Flower - Patty Ann Smith (2006)
- Cactus in a Coffee Can - Jerry Kilgore (2000)
- Cactus, Texas - Waylon Jennings (1996)
- Cactus Sue - Yodeling Slim Clark (1962)
- Cactus Waltz - Joe Rohan (2003)
- Cactus Wren - Mark Olson (2001)
- Red Rocks, Tall Cactus - John Fremgen (2003)
- Shadow of the Cactus - Lorne Greene (1965)
Flowers for each Month
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|JAN||Carnation|| red, pink, white||deep love, fidelity||Snowdrop
|FEB||Violet||violet, purple||faithfulness, purity||Iris, Primrose
|MAR||Daffodil||yellow||cheerfulness, new beginnings||Jonquil
|APR||Daisy||various||loyalty, playfulness, tenacity||Sweet Pea
|MAY||Lily of the Valley||white||humility, sweetness||Hawthorne
|JUN||Rose||various||happiness, love, friendship||Honeysuckle
|JUL||Larkspur||various||good luck, humor||Water Lily, Tulip
|AUG||Gladiolus||various||beauty, strength of character||Poppy
|SEP||Aster||pink, purple||devotion, joy||Morning Glory
|OCT||Calendula||orange||contentment, gratitude||Marigold, Cosmos
|DEC||Holly||green and red||celebration, prosperity||Poinsettia, Narcissus
Official State Flowers
- American Beauty Rose - Washington, DC
- Apple Blossom - AR, MI
- Big Laurel - WV
- Bitteroot - MT
- Black-Eyed Susan - MD
- Bluebonnet - TX
- Camellia - AL
- Carolina Jessamine - SC
- Cherokee Rose - GA
- Coast Rhododendron - WA
- Columbine (white and lavender) - CO
- Dogwood - NC, VA
- Golden Poppy - CA
- Goldenrod - KY, NE
- Hawthorn Blossom - MO
- Indian Paintbrush - WY
- Iris - TN
- Magnolia - LA, MS
- Mayflower - MA
- Mistletoe - OK
- Mountain Laurel - CT, PA
- Native Forget-Me-Not - AK
- Orange Blossom - FL
- Oregon Grape - OR
- Pasque Flower - SD
- Peach Blossom - DE
- Peony - IN
- Pink and White Lady Slipper - MN
- Purple Lilac - NH
- Red Clover - VT
- Rose - NY
- Sagebrush - NV
- Saguaro Cactus Blossom - AZ
- Scarlet Carnation - OH
- Sego Lily - UT
- Sunflower - KS
- Syringa - ID
- Violet - IL, NJ, RI, WI
- White Pine Cone and Tassel - ME
- Wild Prairie Rose - IA, ND
- Yellow Hibiscus - HI
- Yucca Flower - NM
Official State Wild Flowers
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- Azalea - GA
- Carolina Lily - NC
- Coreopsis - FL
- Dwarf Lake Iris - MI
- Indian Blanket - OK
- Large White Trillium - OH
- Louisiana Iris - LA
- Oak-leaf Hydrangea - AL
- Passion Flower - TN
- Pink Lady's Slipper - NH
(Compiled by Denny Davis)
- Absinth - unrequited love
- Acacia - hidden love
- Almond Blossom - hope, watchfulness
- Aloe - wisdom, integrity
- Alyssum - inner beauty
- Amaranth - fidelity
- Amaryllis - beauty, pride
- Ambrosia - reciprocated love
- Anemone - anticipation, abandonment, refusal
- Artemesia - dignity
- Aster - devotion, joy, patience, contentment, daintiness
- Azalea - abundance, temperance
- Baby's Breath - festivity
- Bachelor Button - anticipation
- Begonia - deep thoughts, inconstancy
- Bindweed - nosiness, flirtation
- Bird of Paradise - joy
- Bittersweet - truth
- Black-Eyed Susan - encouragement
- Bluebell - humility, delicacy
- Burdock - unrequited love
- Buttercup - childishness
- Cactus - endurance, bravery
- Calendula - contentment, gratitude
- Calla Lily - beauty
- Camellia - graciousness, excellence, steadfastness
- Camellia (pink) - longing
- Camellia (red) - passionate love
- Camellia (white) - adoration
- Camomile - initiative, ingenuity
- Candytuft - indifference
- Canterbury Bell - constancy, warning
- Cardinal Flower - distinction, splendor
- Carnation - deep love, fidelity, pride, fascination
- Carnation (pink) - gratitude, remembrance
- Carnation (purple) - capriciousness, antipathy
- Carnation (red) - unrequited love, admiration
- Carnation (striped) - refusal, loneliness
- Carnation (white) - remembrance, pure love, innocence
- Carnation (yellow) - cheerfulness, rejection, disappointment
- Cattail - peace, prosperity
- Chamomile - initiative, ingenuity
- China Aster - jealousy
- Chrysanthemum - cheerfulness, friendship, fidelity
- Chrysanthemum (bonze) - excitement
- Chrysanthemum (white) - truth
- Chrysanthemum (red) - sharing
- Chrysanthemum (yellow) - secret admirer
- Clematis - artifice, ingenuity
- Clover - fertility, domestic virtue
- Clover (4-leaf) - good luck
- Clover (5-leaf) - bad luck
- Cockscomb - silliness
- Columbine - unfaithfulness
- Coreopsis - cheerfulness
- Cornflower - delicacy
- Cosmos - peacefulness
- Crocus - foresight, cheerfulness
- Cyclamen - goodbye
- Daffodil - cheerfulness, new beginnings, unrequited love
- Dahlia - good taste
- Daisy - loyalty, playfulness, gentleness, chivalry, innocence
- Dandelion - faithfulness, happiness
- Day Lily - enthusiasm, coquetry
- Delphinium - saintliness, boldness
- Dogwood - durability
- Edelweiss - courage, daring
- Elderberry Blossom - humility, kindness
- Evening Primrose - inconstancy
- Everlasting - constancy
- Fennel - strength
- Fern - fascination, confidence, shelter
- Forget-Me-Not - remembrance, true love
- Forsythia - anticipation
- Freesia - innocence, high-spirits
- Fuchsia - amiability
- Gardenia - joy, secret love
- Geranium - comfort, folly
- Geranium (oak-leaf) - friendship
- Gillyflower - affection
- Ginger - pride
- Gladiola - beauty, strength of character, sincerity
- Globe Amaranth - constancy
- Gloxinia - love at first sight
- Goldenrod - good fortune
- Heather (purple) - admiration, solitude
- Heather (white) - protection, wishes come true
- Heather (pink) - goodbye
- Heliotrope - devotion, eternal love
- Hibiscus - delicate beauty
- Holly - celebration , prosperity, domestic happiness, foresight
- Hollyhock - ambition, generosity
- Honeysuckle - sweet disposition
- Hyacinth - rashness, athletic ability
- Hyacinth (blue) - constancy
- Hyacinth (purple) - apology, sorrow
- Hyacinth (red of pink) - playfulness
- Hyacinth (white) - loveliness
- Hyacinth (yellow) - jealousy
- Hydrangea - perseverance, thank you, vanity
- Iris - inspiration, hope, wisdom, valor
- Ivy - fidelity, friendship
- Jasmine - grace, elegance
- Jasmine (red) - folly, joy
- Jasmine (white) - amiability, cheerfulness
- Jasmine (yellow) - shyness, modesty
- Jonquil - returned affection, desire, sympathy
- Lady's Slipper - flightiness, beauty
- Larkspur - good luck, humor, beautiful spirit
- Larkspur (pink) - fickleness
- Laurel - success, fame
- Lavender - distrust, constancy
- Lilac - innocence
- Lilac (pink) - acceptance
- Lilac (white) - first love
- Lily (white) - chastity, virtue, purity
- Lily (yellow) - happiness, falseness
- Lily (orange) - disdain, wealth, pride
- Lily of the Valley - humility, sweetness
- Lotus - mystery, truth
- Magnolia - dignity, nobility
- Marigold - jealousy, grief, cruelty
- Mimosa - sensitivity
- Mistletoe - affection
- Mock Orange - deceit
- Moss - maternal love, charity
- Myrtle - love, marriage, mirth
- Narcissus - egotism, sweetness, formality
- Nasturtium - patriotism
- Oleander - caution, beauty, grace
- Orange Blossom - fertility, eternal love, innocence, purity
- Orchid - delicate beauty, love, refinement
- Pansy - loving thoughts, remembrance
- Passion Flower - Passion, faith, piety
- Peach Blossom - generosity, hope
- Pear Blossom - health, hope
- Peony - love, healing, shame, happy marriage
- Peppermint - warm feelings
- Periwinkle (blue) - friendship
- Periwinkle (white) - happy memories
- Petunia - anger, resentment
- Phlox - sweet dreams
- Plum Blossom - beauty, long life
- Poinsettia - cheer up
- Poppy - oblivion, imagination
- Poppy (red) - pleasure
- Poppy (white) - consolation
- Poppy (yellow) - success, wealth
- Primrose - eternal love
- Queen Anne's Lace - sanctuary, femininity, fantasy
- Ranunculus - radiant beauty
- Rhododendron - beware
- Rose - happiness, love, friendship, gratitude
- Rose (pink) - friendship, happiness
- Rose (dark pink) - thank you
- Rose (light pink) - admiration
- Rose (pink and white) - eternal love
- Rose (red) - passionate love, respect, courage
- Rose (coral or orange) - enthusiasm, desire
- Rose (dark red) - mourning
- Rose (red and white) - unity
- Rose (white) - purity, innocence, silence, secrecy, humility
- Rose (yellow) - jealousy, joy, infidelity, welcome back
- Rose (yellow and orange) - passion
- Salvia - thinking of you
- Snapdragon - presumptuousness, deception, graciousness
- Snowdrop - hope, consolation
- Spearmint - warmth, sentiment
- Statice - success, lasting beauty
- Stephanotis - happy marriage, desire to travel
- Stock - affection, promptness
- Sunflower - longevity, purity, adoration, devotion
- Sweet Basil - good luck
- Sweet Pea - shyness, pleasure, goodbye
- Sweet William - gallantry, perfection
- Tea Rose - remembrance
- Thrift - sympathy
- Thyme - courage, activity
- Tiger Lily - wealth, pride
- Tuberose - dangerous pleasures
- Tulip (pink) - caring
- Tulip (purple) - royalty
- Tulip (red) - love, truth
- Tulip (white) - forgiveness
- Violet - faithfulness, purity, modesty, simplicity
- Wallflower - friendship, adversity
- Water Lily - eloquence
- Wisteria - youth
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- Zinnia - friendship
- Zinnia (pink) - lasting affection
- Zinnia (scarlet) - constancy
- Zinnia (white) - goodness
- Zinnia (yellow) - remembrance
(Compiled by Denny Davis)
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- The ANEMONE brings luck and protection against evil. It also foretells rain by closing its petals.
- It is unlucky to pick or bring BLUEBELLS into the house.
- BLUEBELLS ring to call fairies to conventions.
- The yellow color of butter came from the cows eating BUTTERCUPS.
- A CHRYSANTHEMUM petal in the bottom of your wine glass brings long life.
- FOXGLOVES keep evil at bay if grown in the garden.
- It offends the fairies if you pick FOXGLOVES.
- If a HONEYSUCKLE bloom is brought into the house a wedding will follow within the year.
- Biting an IRIS root will cause you to stutter for the rest of your life.
- LILY of the VALLEY protects your garden from evil spirits.
- If you carry a PANSY the person you want will fall in love with you.
- Uprooting a PEONY plant brings bad luck.
- It is unlucky to pick SNOWDROPS and bring them in the house.
- A garland of VIOLETS worn around the head prevents dizziness.
- If you dream of VIOLETS you will advance in life.
(Compiled by Bonnie Jasperson and Denny Davis)
A - annual, amaryllis, African lily, alpine thistle, arum, ageratum, amaranthus, aster, artemesia, allium, amaryllis, anemone, anthurium, azalea, arbutus, apple blossom, acacia
B - bloom, blossom, bulb, bouquet, baby's breath, bee balm, bell flower, bergamot, bottlebrush, bird of paradise, bouvardia, begonia, bindweed, bluebell, borage, buttercup, bachelor's button, blue salvia, biennial, black-eyed Susan
C - crocus, columbine, Christmas cactus, calla lily, carnation, cockscomb, cornflower, cone flower, corsage, cosmos, chrysanthemum, calendula, cherry blossom, camellia, clematis, clover, coreopsis, cowslip, candytuft, cyclamen, chives, calliopsis, catnip, Cherokee rose
D - daffodil, daisy, dirt, day lily, dianthus, delphinium, dahlia, dandelion, dendrobium orchid, didiscus, drumstick, dutch iris, dill
E - Easter lily, evening primrose, eremurus, everlasting, enchanter's nightshade, euphorbia, eustoma
F - fern, florist, flower, flower shop, fragrance, forsythia, feverfew, forget-me-not, foxglove, freesia, flax, fuschia
G - grass, grape hyacinth, greenhouse, gentian, geranium, gillyflower, goldenrod, gladiolus, gardenia, gerbera daisy, globe amaranth
H - hyacinth, hot house, herbs, heather, heliotrope, hemlock, hollyhock, hydrangea, heath aster, heliconia, hypericum, honeysuckle
I - iris, ixia, ivy, Indian plume, Indian pink, imperial montague, ice plant, Iceland moss, Irish heath, impatiens, Indian blanket, Indian paintbrush
J - jonquil, jasmine, justicia, Jacob's ladder, jubilee marigold
K - Kansas feather, kangaroo paw, king cups, kennedia
L - lilac, lily of the valley, lady's slipper, larkspur, lavender, lily, leptospermum, liatris, lisianthus, laburnum, lobelia, lupin, limonium, ladybell
M - marigold, mimosa, monkshood, moth orchid, mum, magnolia, maidenhair fern, marjoram, marguerite daisy, michaelmas daisy, mistletoe, mock orange, mullein, myrtle, morning glory, may flower, mountain laurel
N - narcissus, nasturtium, nettle, nightshade, nerine lily, night-blooming cereus, Nigella (fennel), Nemisia
O - orchid, ox-eye daisy, obedient plant, oleander, orange blossom, our lady's mantle, oriental poppy
P - perfume, potpourri, pots, poppy, petunia, poinsettia, pansy, perennial, peony, plumed thistle, prairie gentian, phalaenopsis orchid, passion-flower, periwinkle, phlox, primrose, pitcher plan, pompom, protea, primrose, peach blossom
Q - queen Anne's lace, queen Fabiola lily, queen's rocket, quince, quaking grass
R - rose, red-hot poker, ranunculus, rose moss, rosemary, rocket, ragged robin, rainbow aster, rhododendron, rose of Sharon, rambling rose
S - stemen, safflower, scarlet plume, sea lavender, snapdragon, spider orchid, star of bethlehem, sunflower, sweet pea, sweet William, scabiosa, star gazer lily, statice, stephanotis, stock, salvia, snowdrop, syringa, sea lavender, strawflower, sweetheart rose, shasta daisy, syringa
T - tulip, tansy, thistle, tuberose, tritoma, tassel flower, trachelium, transvaal daisy, teasel, thyme, trefoil, trillium, trumpet flower, Texas bluebonnet
U - ulster mary, uropilla, ucandillus, Utah petras flora (desert bonnet)
V - verbena, viburnum, violet, valerian, veronica, venus's trap, venice sumach, viola, vinca, vase
W - waxflower, windflower, watsonia, wormwood, wolfbane, water lily, white jasmine, woodbine, wood anemone, white clover, wildflower, wild prairie rose
X - xanthium, xeranthemim
Y - yarrow, yellow ox-eye, yellow flag, yucca, yellow rose of Texas
Z - zinnia, zantedeschia (arum), zantedeschia (calla lily), zephyr flower
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