A flower says plenty, according to The Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway. I tried to make a sentence but came closer to a conversation:
'Beware of excess', said the Saffron.
'My happiest days are past', sighed the Meadow Saffron
'I share your sentiments', the Garden Daisy replied.
I thought flowers just symbolized abstracts like youth, purity, love. But they are really quite specific. A sprig of ivy with tendrils is 'assiduous to please', for pete's sake. Seems like a lot of work for a poor little sprig. But my favorite is the dew plant (pictured) which says, 'serenade'. Who doesn't like a good serenade? So don't step on that dandelion. It's a rustic oracle and gosh knows what it could tell you. Besides whether or not you like butter.
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