"The interpreters of our sweetest sentiments, flowers lend their charms even to love- to that pure and chaste affection, which as Plato observes, is an inspiration from the gods."
The Sentiment of Flowers - 1840
Anemone - Expectation
Bachelor's Button - I with the morning's love have oft made sport.
Calla - Feminine Modesty
Dahlia - Forever Thine
Elder - Compassion
Fir - Time
Geranium - Envy
Ivy - Friendship
Jonquil - I desire a return of affection
Lady's Slipper - Capricious Beauty
Mimosa - Sensitiveness
Nettle - Slander
Orange Blossom - Your purity equals your loveliness.
Periwinkle - Pleasures of Memory
Quamoclit - Busy body
Ranunculus - I am dazzled by your charms
Snapdragon - Presumption
Thyme - Activity
Verbena - Sensibility
Woodbine - Fraternal Love
Yarrow - To Cure
Zinnia - Absence