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The Flowers Personified - Flora Timekeeping


    “Some flowers open their petals at a particular hour of the day, and close them at some other hour which is known. Linnζus made a list of these. It is by this list that we reckon the hours in flower-language.

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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
(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 NΙNUPHAR
(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

 

 
 

 

FLORA'S CLOCK

MIDNIGHT The large-flowered Cactus. Noon

Ice-plant.

1:00 am Alpine Sow-thistle. 1:00 pm

Profuse-flowering Pink.

2:00 am

Yellow Goats-beard. 2:00 pm

Mouse-ear Hawkweed.

3:00 am

Seammony Convolvulus. 3:00 pm

Dandelion.

4:00 am

Smooth Crepis. 4:00 pm

Madwort.

5:00 am

Day Lily. 5:00 pm

Marvel of Peru.

6:00 am

Hawkweed. 6:00 pm

Geranium.

7:00 am

Small-cape Marigold 7:00 pm

Naked-stalked Poppy.

8:00 am

Red Pimpernel. 8:00 pm

Upright Bindweed.

9:00 am

Field Marigold. 9:00 pm

Flax-leaved Bindweed.

10:00 am

Egyptian Fig Marigold. 10:00 pm

Cypress Vine.

11:00 am

Star of Bethlehem. 11:00 pm

Night-flowering Catch-fly.

 

THE FLORAL WEEK.

Monday – Bladder Senna.

“I remember that I had considerable difficulty in learning this list. The same course was adopted with the days and months. Jacobus had told me that, in regard to the days, every one was at liberty to make his own calendar. I will give you ours. You can avail yourself of it,” added she, directing, at the same time, a severe look towards the Pansy.

Tuesday – Snowball.

Wednesday – Barberry.

Thursday – Lilac.

Friday – Cypress.

Saturday – Jonquille.

Sunday – Gilliflower.

 

THE CALENDAR OF FLORA.

January – Black Helebore.

July – Centaury.

“In regard to the months, the thing is perfectly simple. Nature herself has arranged this part of the calendar, by causing particular plants to bloom at certain seasons of the year.

February – Mezereon.

August – Seabious.

March – Alpine Soldanella.

September – European Cyclamen.

April – Early dwarf Tulip.

October – Chinese St. Johnswort.

May – Common Dropwort.

November – Serrated Pallasia.

June – Cornpoppy.

December – Smooth Lopezia.