The language of flowers

Match the flower in the column below:

pomegranate
aloe
rose
apple blossom
yellow carnation
bluebells
rosemary

… with its human attribute:

kindness
devotion
remembrance
disdain
preference
conceit
bitterness

8 comments for “The language of flowers

  1. Distant Relative
    March 26, 2020 at 19:00

    pomegranite and human characteristic eh? Would’ve said “seedy” but it is absent from the list.

    Rosemary is rememberance

    Bluebell is forgive and forget so could be “Kindness” ?

    Depends on the colour of the rose – white is innocence for example.

    Aloe is friendly greeting 🙂

    Yellow flowers can be disdain so going with that for yellow carnation.

    Dunno about the rest.

    • March 26, 2020 at 19:13

      Mighty good there. It was drawn from this, which gives more flowers:

      https://www.almanac.com/content/flower-meanings-language-flowers

      • Distant Relative
        March 26, 2020 at 19:31

        Pomegranate isn’t on the list. Besides, giving a bunch of pomegranates is asking for trouble, n’est pas?

        • March 27, 2020 at 03:09

          “ Plants could also express aversive feelings, such as the “conceit” of pomegranate or the “bitterness” of aloe. Similarly, if given a rose declaring “devotion” or an apple blossom showing “preference,” one might return to the suitor a yellow carnation to express “disdain.””

  2. Robbo
    March 26, 2020 at 20:15

    According to my Japanese friend, cherry blossoms are for beer and hotdogs when you go to the park with your friends to see them.

    • March 27, 2020 at 03:13

      ありがとうございました。

      Arigatōgozaimashita!

  3. Andy5759
    March 27, 2020 at 00:17

    Bluebells, our family home was just opposite woodland. In spring it was awash with bluebells. My sister and I picked them, took them home, I can smell them now. When I looked after my mother it was a bit of a job to get her over the road to see them. When she did her joy was something else! Bluebells make me cry.

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