The Secret Language of Flowers (S)

The Secret Language of Flowers (S)

List of Flowers:

  1. Salvia, Red- (Salvia is a tender herbaceous perennial that is native to Brazil, growing at 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,600 to 9,800 ft elevation where it is warm year-round and with high humidity.) Meaning: Passion. “passionate love is often short-lived”
  2. Saxifrage- ( Saxifragaceae is a plant family with about 460 known species in 36 genera. In Europe there are 12 genera. The flowers are hermaphroditic and actinomorphic. They have 4 or 5 petals and 5 or 10 stamens.) Meaning: Humility. “Only smile at me and my reward will be great.”
  3. Scabious- (Scabiosa is a genus in the teasel Family Dipsacaceae of flowering plants. Many of the species in this genus have common names that include the word scabious.  Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers.) Meaning: Lucklessness. “You are mistaken; I do not care for you.”
  4. Snapdragon- ( Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons from the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed (thus the ‘snap’). Meaning: Refusal. “You are nothing to me.”
  5. Snowdrop- (Galanthus, snowdrop is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous herbaceous plants in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.) Meaning: Renewed addresses. “I make another bid for your love.”
  6. Solomon’s Seal- ( Polygonatum , King Solomon’s Seal or Solomon’s Seal is a genus of about 50 species of  flowering plants.) Meaning: Simplicity. “Neither rich nor fortunate, I yet dare to love you.”
  7. Sunflower- (Sunflower is annual plant native to the Americas that possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower got its name from its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun. The sunflower has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base.) Meaning: Ostentation. “Things that glitter do not impress me.”
  8. Sweet gale- (Myrica gale is a species of flowering plant in the genus Myrica, native to northern and western Europe and parts of northern North America.. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1–2 m tall. Common names include Bog Myrtle and Sweet Gale. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, 2–5 cm long, oblanceolate with a tapered base and broader tip, and a crinkled or finely toothed margin. The flowers are catkins, with male and female catkins on separate plants dioecious.) Meaning: Encouragement. “I like you a little.”
  9.  Sweet pea- (Sweet pea is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to the eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily to Crete.It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 meters (nearly six feet and six inches), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The flowers are purple, 2-3.5 cm. broad, in the wild plant, larger and very variable in colour in the many cultivars.) Meaning: Tenderness. “Your memory is very sweet.”
  10. Sweet sultan- (Centaurea moschata, Sweet sultan is an ornamental plant of the Asterceae family.) Meaning: Happiness. “This is to wish you happiness.”
  11.  Sweet William– (Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William is a species of Dianthus native to the mountains of southern Europe. It is an herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant growing to 30-75 cm tall, with green to glaucous blue-green tapered leaves 4-10 cm long and 1-2 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems and have a spicy, clove-like scent; each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals with serrated edges; in wild plants the petals are red with a white base. ) Meaning: Coquetry. “I was only teasing you.”

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