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  Flower Language - flower names, flower meanings and the grammar of the secret language of flowers taken from 19th century books written at the height of its popularity when it was deemed part of a good social skills education.

As with any language, there is not always agreement to meaning and structure, so different books may differ in the meaning they assign to the flowers.





"The Flowers Personified" 1847


"Flora's Dial" 1845

now available in paperback Volume I

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Flower Names
Flower Meaning
Flower Fairy Tales

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

The Sultana Tulipia
[1] [2] [3] [4]

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


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

(Water Lily)


MARGUERTINE The Oracle of the Meadows

CANZONE - The Flower of Forgetfulness

Flowers of the Ball-room


The Everlasting Flower

Differences in Plates

The Flowers

Differences in Bindings


The Floral Year (by Date)

Alphabetical List of Flower Names with Meaning and their day of the year

A - D
E - K
L - N
O - R
S - Z

Alphabetical List of Meaning of Flowers with Flower Name and its day of the year

A-F  G-L  M-R   S-Z

This book includes flowers, trees, herbs, vegetables and grains.