THE FLORAL DICTIONARY
OF
SENTIMENTS

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Sentiment
Common Name
Latin
Image
A Spell
Witch Hazel
Hamamelis
Absence
Wormwood
Artemisia absinthium
Absence
Artemisia
Artemisia
Activity
Thyme
Admiration
Amethyst
Browallia
Admiration, Gratitude
Sunflower (dwarf)
Adroitness
Spider Ophrys
Affection
Saxifrage
Saxifraga
Agitation
Sainfoin
Agreement
Corn Straw
An accommodating disposition
Valerian, Red
Animosity, Superstition
Saint John's Wort
Hypericum hypericoides
Anticipation
Gooseberry
Ardour
Wake Robin
Arum
Ardour
Arum
null
Art
Acanthus
Acanthus mollis
Austerity, Independence, Admiration
Sea Holly
Enryngium
Avarice
Auricula, Scarlet
null
Be Mine
Clover (Four Leaved)
Oxalis acetosella
Be of Good Cheer
Poinsettia
Euphorbia Culcherrima
Beautiful eyes
Tulip, Striped
Beauty, Elegance, Sweetness
Lily
Lilium
Benevolence
Calycanthus
Calycanthus
Beware of excess
Saffron
Bewitching Soul of Music
Oat
Avena sativa
Bonds of Affection, Lasting Beauty
Gillyflower
Dianthus caryophyllus
Boo!
Ghost Pipe
Monotropa uniflora
Bound
Snowball
Bravery and Humanity
Willow, French
Bridal Favor, Your Hand for the Next Dance
Geranium (Ivy)
Pelargonium peltatum
Calm repose
Buckbean
Calumny
Madder
Candor, Innocence
Violet, White
Capricious Beauty
Musk Rose
Challenge
Coral Bells
Heuchera
Charity
Turnip
Cheerfulness under adversity
Chrysanthemum (Chinese)
Chrysanthemum
Coarseness, Grossness
Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo
Comfort
Pear
Comforting, Stupidity
Geranium (Scarlet)
Compassion
Allspice
null
Concealed Love
Motherwort
Leonurus cardiaca
Consistency
Caspia
Limonium
Consistency, Undaunted, Loyalty
Sea Lavender
Limonium
Consolation, Hope
Snowflake
Leucojum
Consolation, Hope
Snowdrop
Constancy
Canterbury Bells
Campanula
Constancy
Bluebell
Consumed by Love
Rose of Sharon
Althaea Frutex
Consumed by Love
Althaea Frutex
null
Contentment, Bonds of affection
Stock
Courage
Black Poplar
Crime
Tamarisk
Tamarix
Cure, Relief
Balm of Gilead
Curiosity
Sycamore
Dangerous pleasures, Voluptuouness
Tuberose
Deceit
Venus' Trap
Deceitful charms
Thorn Apple
Deception
Cherry Tree (white)
Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus
Deception
Winter Cherry
Declaration of Love
Tulip, Red
Decrease of love
Sweetbrier, Yellow
Delicacy
Bachelor's Buttons
Prunus spinosa
Delicacy
Centaury
Centaurea
Delicate pleasures, Departure
Sweet Pea
Desertion, Folly
Columbine
Acquilegia
Desire
Artichoke
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus)
Devoted Affection
Heliotrope
Heliotropium
Devotion, Loyalty
Alstroemeria
null
Difficulty
Blackthorn
Prunus spinosa
Dignity
Cloves
yzygium aromaticum
Disappointed Expectation
Geranium (Fish)
Disappointment
Syringa, Carolina
Discretion
Lemon Blossoms
Citrus limon
Distinction
Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinals
Distinctive
Lobelia (Cardinalis)
Lobelia cardinalis
Do me justice, Luxury
Chestnut Tree
Castanea sativa
Education
Cherry Tree
Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus
Elegance
Acacia (White)
Acacia
Elegance
Acacia (Rose)
Acacia
Elevation
Fir
Abies
Eloquence, Purity of Heart
Water Lily
Enchantment, Sensibility
Verbena
Endurance
Cactus
Cactus
Energy in adversity
Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla
Esteem not love, Momentary happiness
Spiderwort
Expectation
Zephyr Flower
Zephyranthes
Expected Meeting
Geranium (Nutmeg-scented)
Pelargonium × fragrans
Extent, Bulkiness
Gourd
Extent, Bulkiness
Grape (Wild)
Facility
Speedwell (Germander)
Faithful Heart
Boswellia
Boswellia
Faithfulness
Dandelion
Taraxacum
Falsehood
Bugloss
Fame
Trumpet Flower
Farewell, Afterthought
Daisy (Michaelmas)
Aster amellus
Fascination
Circaea
Fertility
Barley
Hordeum vulgare
Fickleness
Abatina
unknown
Fidelity
Speedwell
Fidelity
Veronica
Fidelity in adversity
Wall-flower
First Emotions of Love
Lilac, Purple
Syringa
Flattery
Venus' Looking Glass
Legousia speculum
Fly with me
Venus' Car
Foppery, Affectation, Singularity
Cockscomb
Celosia
Foresight, Domestic Happiness
Holly
Ilex
Forget Me Not
Wild Pansy (Purple & Yellow)
Forgetting Worries
Daylily
Hemerocallis
Forgiveness of Injuries
Cinnamon Tree
Cinnamomum verum
Forsaken
Anemone
Anemone
Forsaken
Willow
Fragrance remembered
Tussie Mussie
Frankness, Freedom
Willow, Water
Friendship
Acacia
Acacia
Friendship, Fidelity, Marriage
Ivy
Hedera
Frivolity, Amusement
Bladder Nut Tree
Frugality
Chicory
Gallantry, A smile
Sweet William
Gentility, Peerless and Proud
Cockle
Agrostemma githago,
Gladness
Myrrh
Glorious Beauty
Glory-flower
Glory
Bay Tree
Good Luck
Bells of Ireland
Gossip
Cobaea
Cobaea Scandens
Grandeur
Ash Tree
null
Gratitude
Rose (Deep Pink)
Grief, Despair
Marigold
Calendula officianalis
Grief, Despair
Calendula
Calendula officianalis
Grief, Sorrow
Aloe
null
Hatred
Basil
Home for the Holidays (non-traditional)
Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera bridgesii
Hope
Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna
Hope
Almond (Flowering)
null
Hopeless love
Tulip, Yellow
Hopeless, Heartless
Amarathus
null
Horror
Snakesfoot
Artemisia dracunculus
Horror
Tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus
Humility
Bindweed, Small
Humility, Neatness
Broom
I Share Your Sentiments
Aster, Double
null
I Will Think Of It
Aster, Single
null
I change but in death
Bay Leaf
I cling to you
Vetch
I declare war against you
Tansy, Wild
I die if neglected
Viburnum
I love
Chrysanthemum (red)
Chrysanthemum
I will never forget you
Carnation (pink)
Dianthus caryophyllus
Ill natured beauty, Sadness
Citron
Citrus medica
Ill-tempered
Crab Apple
Malus
Ill-tempered
Crab Apple
Malus
Imagination, Rapaciousness
Lupine
Lupines
Imagination, Rapaciousness
Bluebonnet
Lupines
Impatient
Balsam, Yellow
Importunity
Burdock
Arctium
Incorruptible
Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani
Indifference
Mustard
Indifference
Candytuft
Iberis
Indifference
Senvy
Indiscretion
Almond (Common)
null
Indiscretion, Docility
Bulrush
Industry
Clover (Red)
Trifolium pratense
Ingenuity
Geranium (Penciled)
Ingratitude, Childishness, Desire for riches
Buttercup (Kingcup)
Innocence
Daisy
Bellis perennis
Innocence, Pure of Heart
Baby's Breath
Gypsophila
Inspiration
Bindweed, Great
Inspiration
Angelica
null
Intellect
Walnut
Irony
Sardony
Jelly on Toast (non-traditional)
Peanut
Arachis hypogaea
Jest, Bantering
Southernwood
Joy, Maternal tenderness
Sorrel (Wood)
Joys to come
Celandine (lesser)
Ficaria verna
Justice shall be done to you
Tussilage
Justice, Encouragement
Black-eyed Susan
Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties
Mistletoe
Viscum album
Lamentation
Aspen Tree
null
Let Old Bones Lie
Skeleton Flower
Dipsacus
Let me go
Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Levity, Lightness
Larkspur
Delphinium or Consolida
Life/Fertility
Pinecone
Lightness, Light-heartedness
Shamrock
Long Life, Esteem, Health
Sage
Love, Faithfulness
Violet, Blue
Love, Fame
Tulips, Mixed
Loyalty
Statice
Limonium
Magnificent Beauty
Calla
Calla
Marital bliss
Stephanotis
Maternal affection, Beloved Daughter
Cinquefoil
May you be happy
Volkamenia
Maybe, Indecision
Carnation (striped)
Dianthus caryophyllus
Meekness
Birch
Melancholy
Geranium (Dark)
Memory
Syringa
Mental Beauty
Kennedia
Mental Beauty, Art
Clematis
Meow & Hiss!
Black Cat Flower
Tacca chantrieri,
Meow! (Non-traditional)
Red Hot Cat's Tail
Acalypha hipsida
Meow! (Non-traditional)
Catnip
Nepeta cataria