The Secret Language of Flowers (T)

The Secret Language of Flowers (T)

List of Flowers:

  1. Tansy- (Tansy is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. Tansy is a flowering herbaceous plant with finely divided compound leaves and yellow, button-like flowers. It has a stout, somewhat reddish, erect stem, usually smooth, 50–150 cm tall, and branching near the top. The scent is similar to that of camphor hints of rosemary. The leaves and flowers are toxic if consumed in large quantities; the volatile oil contains toxic compounds. Tansy has also been cultivated and used for its insect repellent and preservative effects. Tansy contains a volatile oil which can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals.)  Meaning: Rejected addresses. “I am not interested in you.”
  2.  Thrift- (Armeria maritime is the botanical name for a species of flowering plant. It is a popular garden flower, known by several common names, including thrift, sea thrift, and sea pink. The plant has been distributed worldwide as a garden and cut flower. It does well in gardens designed as rock gardens.  It is a compact perennial which grows in low clumps and sends up long stems from which globes of bright pink flowers blossom. In some cases purple, white or red flowers also occur.) Meaning: Interest. “Tell me more about yourself.”
  3.  Thyme- (Thyme is widely cultivated for its strong flavour, which is due to its content of thymol.  Thyme is best cultivated in a hot sunny location with well drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring and thereafter grows as a perennial.  It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or by dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well. The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands. Thyme is a good source of iron and is widely used in cooking.) Meaning: Domestic virtue. “I need a wife as capable as you.”
  4. Toadflax- (Toadflax is the English name of several related genera of plants in the family Plantaginaceae and Scrophulariaceae. The Plantaginaceae Juss or plantain family is a family of flwering plants in the order Lamiales. ) Meaning: Reluctant Lips. “Be gentler in your wooing.”
  5. Traveller’s Joy- (Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardeners; more hybrid cultivars are being produced constantly. They are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin. Most species are known as clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller’s joy a name invented for the sole British native.) Meaning: Middle aged love. “Though not a young lover, my love is sincere.”
  6.  Trumpet flower- (Gelsemium sempervirens  is a twining vine in the family Gelsemiaceae, , native to warm temperate and tropical America from  Guatemala north to the Southestern United States.  It has a number of common names including yellow jessamine or jasmine, evening trumpet flower etc. The flowers are borne in clusters, the individual flowers yellow, sometimes with an orange center, trumpet-shaped, 3 cm long and 2.5–3 cm broad. Its flowers are strongly scented and produce nectar that attracts a range of pollinators. All parts of this plant contain the toxic strychnine-related alkaloids gelsemine and gelseminine should not be consumed. The sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.)  Meaning: Flame of fire. “My heart burns for you.
  7.  Tuberose- (The tuberose is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery. The common name derives from. It consists of about 12 species. Polianthes means “many flowers” in Greek language. The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes.  It is a prominent plant in Indian culture and mythology. The flowers are used in wedding ceremonies, garlands, decoration and various traditional rituals. ) Meaning: Wounding. “I have fluttered near the flame and have singed my wings.”
  8. Tulip- (Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can grow as short as 4 inches (10 cm) or as high as 28 inches (71 cm). The tulip’s large flowers usually bloom on scapes or subscapose stems that lack bracts. Most tulips produce only one flower per stem, but a few species bear multiple flowers on their scapes. The showy, generally cup- or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals, which are often, termed tepals because they are nearly identical. These six tepals are often marked near the bases with darker colorings. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colors, except pure blue (several tulips with “blue” in the name have a faint violet hue). Meaning: Avowal. “By this token I declare my passion.”

2 responses to “The Secret Language of Flowers (T)

  1. Found this while floating around on wordpress today, & enjoyed this information! Reminded me of when I was in 5th grade, a “new girl” came to my school, her name was Tansy. Everyone thought it was weird, but when she said it was a flower, it became cool. 🙂 Haven’t thought about it in years!

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