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Flower Meanings: 75 Favorites

Everything you ever wanted to know about flower meanings! Comprehensive list of flower meanings with photographs. Links to more about specific flowers. Learn more about flower meanings.

The Language of Flowers

The language of flowers will help you to find the perfect flower for any occasion! Discover this fascinating system of flower symbolism developed in Victorian times. Learn more.

Flower Color Meanings

Flower color meaning gives flowers a whole new level of symbolic significance. Includes color meanings for the world’s most beloved flowers. Learn more about flower color meanings.

Symbolic Flowers in
Art and Design

Flower symbolism crosses all cultural and historic boundaries. Includes fascinating facts about flower symbolism in art and history. Learn more about symbolic flowers.

Flower Symbolism of Specific Flowers

Click on the images or links below for a deeper dive into the meaning and history of specific popular flowers. Find comfort and inspiration in the beauty and rich history of flower symbols! More at All Flower Symbols.

Bluebell Meaning

Bluebell meaning includes humility and gratitude. Bluebells are closely linked to the realm of fairies. Learn more about bluebell meanings.

Calla Lily Meaning

Calla lily meaning crosses many cultures. Calla lilies was used by the Romans for winter solstice. Learn more about calla lily meanings.

Camellia Meaning

Camellia meaning is significant in many parts of China. Camellia petals and calyx each have their own meaning. Camellias blooms are usually red. Learn more about camellia symbol meanings.

Daffodil Meaning

Daffodils are the heralds of spring! They have both positive and negative meanings. Learn about ancient myths and daffodils. More about daffodil symbol meanings.

Daisy Meaning

Daisy meaning reaches all the way back to ancient Egypt, Crete and the Middle Ages. Daises have medicinal powers and commercial uses. Learn more about daisy symbolism.

Foxglove Meaning

Foxglove meaning is both positive and negative. They are said to sometimes hurt and sometimes heal. Learn more about foxglove symbol meanings.

Iris Meaning

Irises are the emblem of France. Their meaning is closely related to the fleur-de-lis. This is one of the most well-known political symbols. Learn more about iris symbol meanings.

Lily Flower Meaning

Lily flower meaning in China is diverse. The lily is an omen for expectant mothers and represents devotion to one’s mother. Learn more about lily symbolism.

Lupine Meaning

The name lupinus means “of wolves” due to the mistaken idea that lupines rob the soil of nutrients. The flower also has positive meanings. Learn more about lupine symbol meanings.

Marigold Meaning

Marigold meaning may range from their use as a love charm to protection from the plague. Learn more about this fascinating flower and marigold symbols.

Meaning of a Rose

The meaning of a rose depends greatly on the color. There are meanings for many different colors of roses. Learn more about rose meanings.

Meaning of a Sunflower

Sunflowers turn their heads to the sun, which is the origin of their name. The large center hub is also similar to a sun. Learn more about sunflower symbol meanings.

Morning Glory Meaning

The star-shaped morning glory is symbolic of a day in which two mythological lovers are allowed to meet. Learn more about morning glory meaning.

Orchid Meaning

Orchid meaning varies widely. Traditional meanings and specific meanings make this a unique flower. Learn more about orchid meanings.

Poinsettia Meaning

Poinsettia meaning to the ancient Aztecs was purity. Today, poinsettia are the most easily recognized flower symbolic of Christmas. Learn more about poinsettia symbol meanings.

Poppy Meaning

The poppy is a powerful, magical flower associated both with eternal life and death. Learn more about poppy symbolic meaning

Sweet Pea Flower Meaning

Sweet pea flower meaning includes blissful pleasure, good-bye, departure, adieu and thank you for a lovely time. Learn more about sweet pea meanings.

Tulip Meaning

Tulips have been the focus of wild trading and high prices. The symbolic meanings and value change with the color of the tulips. Learn more about tulip symbol meanings.

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Kathleen Karlsen

Author of Flower Symbols and Vocal Medicine

The information in this article has been excerpted from the book Flower Symbols: The Language of Love by Kathleen Karlsen. This book includes ancient and modern flower meanings and folklore about the world’s most beloved flowers. Buy one for a flower lover in your life. Learn to “say it with flowers” for any occasion! 

More About Flower Symbols Book

  • Over 100 of the world’s most beloved flowers
  • Information about traditional uses of flowers
  • Famous quotes about flowers
  • Selected flower-related poetry
  • Flower remedies and essential oils for healing 
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Floral Art & Gifts

Brighten up any space with gifts and decor featuring beautiful flowers! Find posters, canvas prints, coffee mugs and more. All products made in the United States. Selected products below. See all floral art & gifts.

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