The Secret Language of Flowers (P-2)

The Secret Language of Flowers – Part 2

List of Flowers:

  1. Petunia- ( Petunia is a widely cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related with tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chilli peppers; in the family Solanaceae.)  Meaning: Proximity. “I like you near me.”
  2. Phlox, Pink-(Phlox stansburyi is a species of phlox known by the common names cold-desert phlox and pink phlox. It is a perennial herb taking an upright, branching form. The hairy linear or lance-shaped leaves are 1 to 3 centimetres in length and oppositely arranged. The inflorescence bears one or more white to pink flowers with narrow, tubular throats which may exceed 3 centimetres in length. The base of the tube is encased in a calyx of keeled, ribbed sepals. The flower corolla is flat and five-lobed.) Meaning: Friendship. “I think we might be friends.”
  3. Phlox, White- Meaning: Interest. “Tell me something about yourself.”
  4. Pimpernel- ( Anagallis is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the myrsine family Myrsinaceae, commonly called pimpernel and perhaps best known for the Scarlet pimpernel referred to in literature. These are annual or perennial plants, growing in tufts on weedy and uncultivated areas. The stems are prostrate or decumbent. The leaves are opposite, rarely whorled, and sometimes with a few alternate leaves at the end of the stem. They are usually ovate in shape with a cordite base. Some of the species produce flowers of various colors.) Meaning: Meeting. “When and where can we meet?”
  5.  Pink Clove- (Dianthus caryophyllus –Clove Pink is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years. It is the wild ancestor of the garden Carnation. It is an herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The flowers are produced singly or up to five together and sweetly scented; the original natural flower colour is bright pinkish-purple, but cultivars of other colours, including red, white, yellow and green, have been developed.) Meaning: Fragrance. “How lovely you are.”
  6.  Poppy, Red- (A Poppy is one of a group of a flowering plants in the poppy family, any of which are grown in gardens for their colourful flowers. Poppy flowers have 4 to 6 petals. Petals may be almost any color, and some have markings. Before blooming, the petals are crumpled in the bud, and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away. A whorl of stamens is in the center of the flower. The pollen of the Oriental poppy, Papaver orientale, is dark blue. The pollen of the field poppy or corn poppy Papaver rhoeas is dark blue to grey. Bees use poppies as a pollen source.) Meaning: Moderation. “My heart cannot be stormed; youmust lay siege to it and be patient.”
  7. Poppy, White- Meaning: Temporization. “I have not made up my mind.”
  8. Primrose- Meaning: Dawning –love. “I might learn to love you.”
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