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Reprinted from: Collier's Cyclopedia of Commercial and Social Information and Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge, compiled by Nugent Robinson. P.F. Collier, 1882

Abatina Fickleness
Acacia Friendship
Acacia, Rose or White Elegance
Acacia, Yellow Secret love
Acanthus The fine arts Artifice
Acalia Temperance
Achillea Millefolia War
Aconite (Wolfsbane) Misanthropy
Aconite, Crowfoot Luster
Adonis, Flos Painful recollections
African Marigold Vulgar minds
Agnus Castus Coldness, Indifference
Agrimony Thankfulness, Gratitude
Almond (Common) Stupidity, Indiscretion
Almond (Flowering) Hope
Almond, Laurel Perfidy
Allspice Compassion
Aloe Grief, Religious superstition
Althaea Frutex (Syrian Mallow) Persuasion
Alyssum (Sweet) Worth beyond beauty,
Amaranth (Globe) Immortality, Unfading love,
Amaranth (Cockscomb) Foppery, Affectation,
Amaryllis Pride, Timidity, Splendid beauty
Ambrosia Love returned
Cowslip Divine beauty
Starwort Welcome to a stranger Cheerfulness in old age
Anemone (Garden) Forsaken
Angelica Inspiration
Apple Temptation
Apple (Blossom) Preference Fame speaks him great and good
Apple, Thorn Deceitful charms
Apocynum (Dog's Vane) Deceit
Arbor Vitae Unchanging friendship Live for me
Arum (Wake Robin) Ardor
Ash-leaved Trumpet Flower Separation
Ash Tree Grandeur
Aspen Tree Lamentation
Aster (China) Variety Afterthought
Asphodel My regrets follow you to the grave
Auricula Painting
Auricula, Scarlet Avarice
Austurtium Splendor
Azalea Temperance
Bachelor's Buttons Celibacy
Balm Sympathy
Balm, Gentle Pleasantry
Balm of Gilead Cure Relief
Balsam, Red Touch me not Impatient resolves
Balsam, Yellow Impatience
Barberry Sourness of temper
Barberry Tree Sharpness
Basil Hatred
Bay Leaf I change but in death
Bay (Rose) Rhododendron Danger Beware
Bay Tree Glory
Bay Wreath Reward of merit
Bearded Crepis Protection
Beech Tree Prosperity
Bee Orchis Industry
Bee Ophrys Error
Belladonna Silence
Bell Flower, Pyramidal Constancy
Bell Flower (small white) Gratitude
Belvedere I declare against you
Betony Surprise
Bilberry Treachery
Bindweed, Great Insinuation
Bindweed, Small Humility
Birch Meekness
Birdsfoot, Trefoil Revenge
Bittersweet; Nightshade Truth
Black Poplar Courage
Blackthorn Difficulty
Bladder Nut Tree Frivolity Amusement
Bluebottle (Century) Delicacy
Bluebell Constancy
Blue-flowered Greek Valerian Rupture
Bonus Henricus Goodness
Borage Bluntness
Box Tree Stoicism
Bramble Lowliness Envy Remorse
Branch of Currants You please all
Branch of Thorns Severity Rigor
Bridal Rose Happy love
Broom Humility
Buckbean Calm repose
Bud of White Rose Heart ignorant of love
Bugloss Falsehood
Bulrush Indiscretion Docility
Bundle of Reeds, with their Panicles Music
Burdock Importunity Touch me not
Buttercup (Kingcup) Ingratitude Childishness
Butterfly Orchis Gaiety
Butterfly Weed Let me go
Cabbage Profit
Cacalia Adulation
Cactus Warmth
Calla Aethiopica Magnificent beauty
Calycanthus Benevolence
Camellia Japonica, Red Unpretending excellence
Camellia Japonica, White Perfected loveliness
Camomile Energy in adversity
Canary Grass Perseverance
Candytuft Indifference
Canterbury Bell Acknowledgment
Cape Jasmine I'm too happy
Cardamine Paternal error
Carnation, Deep Red Alas! for my poor heart
Carnation, Striped Refusal
Carnation, Yellow Disdain
Cardinal Flower Distinction
Catchfly Snare
Catchfly, Red Youthful love
Catchfly, White Betrayed
Cedar Strength
Cedar of Lebanon Incorruptible
Cedar Leaf I live for thee
Celandine (Lesser) Joys to come
Century Delicacy
Cereus (Creeping) Modest genius
Champignon Suspicion
Chequered Fritillary Persecution
Cherry Tree Good education
Cherry Tree, White Deception
Chestnut Tree Do me justice Luxury
Chickweed Rendezvous
Chicory Frugality
China Aster Variety
China Aster, Double I partake your sentiments
China Aster, Single I will think of it
China or Indian Pink Aversion
China Rose Beauty always new
Chinese Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness under adversity
Christmas Rose Relieve my anxiety
Chrysanthemum, Red I love
Chrysanthemum, White Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow Slighted love
Cinquefoil Maternal affection
Circaea Spell
Cistus, or Rock Rose Popular favor
Cistus, Gum I shall die tomorrow
Citron Ill-natured beauty
Clematis Mental beauty
Clematis, Evergreen Poverty
Clotbur Rudeness Pertinacity
Cloves Dignity
Clover, Four-leaved Be mine
Clover, Red Industry
Clover, White Think of me
Cobaea Gossip
Cockscomb Amaranth Foppery Affectation Singularity
Colchicum, or Meadow Saffron My best days are past
Coltsfoot Justice shall be done
Columbine Folly
Columbine, Purple Resolved to win
Columbine, Red Anxious and trembling
Convolvulus Bonds
Convolvulus, Blue (Minor) Repose Night
Convolvulus, Major Extinguished hopes
Convolvulus, Pink Worth sustained by judicious and tender affection
Corchorus Impatient of absence
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Coreopsis Arkansa Love at first sight
Coriander Hidden worth
Corn Riches
Corn, Broken Quarrel
Corn Straw Agreement
Corn Bottle Delicacy
Corn Cockle Gentility
Cornel Tree Duration
Coronella Success crown your wishes
Cowslip Pensiveness Winning grace
Cowslip, American Divine beauty You are my divinity
Cranberry Cure for heartache
Creeping Cereus Horror
Cress Stability Power
Crocus Abuse not
Crocus, Spring Youthful gladness
Crocus, Saffron Mirth
Crown Imperial Majesty Power
Crowsbill Envy
Crowfoot Ingratitude
Crowfoot (Aconite-leaved) Luster
Cocoa Plant Ardor
Cudweed, American Unceasing remembrance
Currant Thy frown will kill me
Cuscuta Meanness
Cyclamen Diffidence
Cypress Death Mourning
Daffodil Regard
Dahlia Instability
Daisy Innocence
Daisy, Garden I share your sentiments
Daisy, Michaelmas Farewell
Daisy, Party-colored Beauty
Daisy, Wild I will think of it
Damask Rose Brilliant complexion
Dandelion Rustic oracle
Daphne, Odora Painting the lily
Darnel (Ray grass) Vice
Dead Leaves Sadness
Dew Plant A serenade
Dittany of Crete Birth
Dittany of Crete, White Passion
Dock Patience
Dodder of Thyme Baseness
Dogsbane Deceit Falsehood
Dogwood Durability
Dragon Plant Snare
Dried Flax Utility
Ebony Tree Blackness
Eglantine (Sweetbrier) Poetry I wound to heal
Elder Zealousness
Elm Dignity
Enchanter's Nightshade Witchcraft Sorcery
Endive Frugality
Eupatorium Delay
Everflowering Candytuft Indifference
Evergreen Clematis Poverty
Evergreen Thorn Solace in adversity
Everlasting Never-ceasing remembrance
Everlasting Pea Lasting pleasure
Fennel Worthy of all praise Strength
Fern Fascination
Ficoides, Ice Plant Your looks freeze me
Fig Argument
Fig Marigold Idleness
Fig Tree Prolific
Filbert Reconciliation
Fir Time
Fir Tree Elevation
Flax Domestic industry Fate I feel your kindness
Flax-leaved Goldy-locks Tardyness
Fleur-de-Lis Flame I burn
Fleur-de-Luce Fire
Flowering Fern Reverie
Flowering Reed Confidence in Heaven
Flower-of-an-Hour Delicate beauty
Fly Orchis Error
Flytrap Deceit
Fool's Parsley Silliness
Forget Me Not True love Forget me not
Foxglove Insincerity
Foxtail Grass Sporting
French Honeysuckle Rustic beauty
French Marigold Jealousy
French Willow Bravery and humanity
Frog Ophrys Disgust
Fuller's Teasel Misanthropy
Fumitory Spleen
Fuschia, Scarlet Taste
Garden Anemone Forsaken
Garden Chervil Sincerity
Garden Daisy I partake your sentiments
Garden Marigold Uneasiness
Garden Ranunculus You are rich in attractions
Garden Sage Esteem
Garland of Roses Reward of virtue
Germander Speedwell Facility
Geranium, Dark Melancholy
Geranium, Ivy Bridal favor
Geranium, Lemon Unexpected meeting
Geranium, Nutmeg Expected meeting
Geranium, Oak-leaved True friendship
Geranium, Penciled Ingenuity
Geranium, Rose-scented Preference
Geranium, Scarlet Comforting Stupidity
Geranium, Silver-leaved Recall
Geranium, wild Steadfast piety
Gilliflower Bonds of affection
Glory Flower Glorious beauty
Goat's Rue Reason
Golden Rod Precaution
Gooseberry Anticipation
Gourd Extent, Bulk
Grape, Wild Charity
Grass Submission Utility
Guelder Rose Winter Age
Hand Flower Tree Warning
Harebell Submission Grief
Hawkweed Quicksightedness
Hawthorn Hope
Hazel Reconciliation
Heath Solitude
Helenium Tears
Heliotrope Devotion Faithfulness
Hellebore Scandal Calumny
Helmet Flower (Monkshood) Knight-errantry
Hemlock You will be my death
Hemp Fate
Henbane Imperfection
Hepatica Confidence
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Holly Foresight
Holly Herb Enchantment
Hollyhock Ambition Fecundity
Honesty Honesty Fascination
Honey Flower Love, sweet and secret
Honeysuckle Generous and devoted affection
Honeysuckle (Coral) The color of my fate
Honeysuckle (French) Rustic beauty
Hop Injustice
Hornbean Ornament
Horse Chestnut Luxury
Hortensia You are cold
Houseleek Vivacity Domestic industry
Houstonia Content
Hoya Sculpture
Humble Plant Despondency
Hundred-leaved Rose Dignity of mind
Hyacinth Sport Game Play
Hyacinth, White Unobtrusive loveliness
Hydrangea A boaster Heartlessness
Hyssop Cleanliness
Iceland Moss Health
Ice Plant Your looks freeze me
Imperial Montague Power
Indian Cress Warlike trophy
Indian Jasmine (Ipomoea) Attachment
Indian Pink (Double) Always lovely
Indian Plum Privation
Iris Message
Iris German Flame
Ivy Fidelity Marriage
Ivy, Sprig of, with tendrils Assiduous to please
Jacob's Ladder Come down
Japan Rose Beauty is your only attraction
Jasmine Amiability
Jasmine, Cape Transport of joy
Jasmine, Carolina Separation
Jasmine, Indian I attach myself to you
Jasmine, Spanish Sensuality
Jasmine, Yellow Grace and elegance
Jonquil I desire a return of affection
Judas Tree Unbelief Betrayal
Juniper Succor Protection
Justicia The perfection of female loveliness
Kennedia Mental beauty
King-cups Desire of riches
Laburnum Forsaken Pensive beauty
Lady's Slipper Capricious beauty Win me and wear me
Lagerstraemia, Indian Eloquence
Lantana Rigor
Larch Audacity Boldness
Larkspur Lightness Levity
Larkspur, Pink Fickleness
Larkspur, Purple Haughtiness
Laurel Glory
Laurel Common, in flower Perfidy
Laurel, Ground Perseverance
Laurel, Mountain Ambition
Laurel-leaved Magnolia Dignity
Laurestina A token I die if neglected
Lavender Distrust
Leaves (dead) Melancholy
Lemon Zest
Lemon Blossoms Fidelity in love
Lettuce Cold-heartedness
Lichen Dejection Solitude
Lilac, Field Humility
Lilac, Purple First emotions of love
Lilac, White Youthful innocence
Lily, Day Coquetry
Lily, Imperial Majesty
Lily, White Youthful innocence
Lily, Yellow Falsehood Gaiety
Lily of the Valley Return of happiness
Linden or Lime Trees Conjugal love
Lint I feel my obligation
Live Oak Liberty
Liverwort Confidence
Licorice, Wild I declare against you
Lobelia Malevolence
Locust Tree Elegance
Locust Tree (green) Affection beyond the grave
London Pride Frivolity
Lote Tree Concord
Lotus Eloquence
Lotus Flower Estranged love
Lotus Leaf Recantation
Love in a Mist Perplexity
Love lies Bleeding Hopeless, not heartless
Lucern Life
Lupine Voraciousness Imagination
Madder Calumny
Magnolia Love of nature
Magnolia, Swamp Perseverance
Mallow Mildness
Mallow, Marsh Beneficence
Mallow, Syrian Consumed by love
Mallow, Venetian Delicate beauty
Manchineal Tree Falsehood
Mandrake Horror
Maple Reserve
Marigold Grief
Marigold, African Vulgar minds
Marigold, French Jealousy
Marigold, Prophetic Prediction
Marigold and Cypress Despair
Marjoram Blushes
Marvel of Peru Timidity
Meadow Lychnis Wit
Meadow Saffron My best days are past
Meadowsweet Uselessness
Mercury Goodness
Mesembryanthemum Idleness
Mezereon Desire to please
Michaelmas Daisy Afterthought
Mignionette Your qualities surpass your charms
Milfoil War
Milkvetch Your presence softens my pains
Milkwort Hermitage
Mimosa (Sensitive Plant) Sensitiveness
Mint Virtue
Mistletoe I surmount difficulties
Mock Orange Counterfeit
Monkshood (Helmet Flower) Chivalry Knight-errantry
Moonwort Forgetfulness
Morning Glory Affectation
Moschatel Weakness
Moss Maternal love
Mosses Ennui
Mossy Saxifrage Affection
Motherwort Concealed love
Mountain Ash Prudence
Mourning Bride Unfortunate attachment I have lost all
Mouse-eared Chickweed Ingenuous simplicity
Mouse-eared Scorpion Grass Forget me not
Moving Plant Agitation
Mudwort Tranquility
Mugwort Happiness
Mulberry Tree (Black) I shall not survive you
Mulberry Tree (White) Wisdom
Mushroom Suspicion
Musk Plant Weakness
Mustard Seed Indifference
Myrobalan Privation
Myrrh Gladness
Myrtle Love
Narcissus Egotism
Nasturtium Patriotism
Nettle Burning Slander
Nettle Tree Concert
Night-blooming Cereus Transient beauty
Night Convolvulus Night
Nightshade Truth
Oak Leaves Bravery
Oak Tree Hospitality
Oak (White) Independence
Oats The witching soul of music
Oleander Beware
Olive Peace
Orange Blossoms Your purity equals your loveliness
Orange Tree Generosity
Orchis A Belle
Osier Frankness
Osmunda Dreams
Ox Eye Patience
Palm Victory
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Pasque Flower You have no claims
Passion Flower Religious superstition
Patience Dock Patience
Pea, Everlasting An appointed meeting Lasting pleasure
Pea, Sweet Departure
Peach Your qualities, like your charms, are unequaled
Peach Blossom I am your captive
Pear Affection
Pear Tree Comfort
Pennyroyal Flee away
Peony Shame, Bashfulness
Peppermint Warmth of feeling
Periwinkle, Blue Early friendship
Periwinkle, White Pleasures of memory
Persicaria Restoration
Persimon Bury me amid Nature's beauties
Peruvian Heliotrope Devotion
Pheasant's Eye Remembrance
Phlox Unanimity
Pigeon Berry Indifference
Pimpernell Change Assignation
Pine Pity
Pine-apple You are perfect
Pine, Pitch Philosophy
Pine, Spruce Hope in adversity
Pink Boldness
Pink, Carnation Woman's love
Pink, Indian, Double Always lovely
Pink, Indian, Single Aversion
Pink, Mountain Aspiring
Pink, Red, Double Pure and ardent love
Pink, Single Pure love
Pink, Variegated Refusal
Pink, White Ingeniousness Talent
Plane Tree Genius
Plum, Indian Privation
Plum Tree Fidelity
Plum, Wild Independence
Polyanthus Pride of riches
Polyanthus, Crimson The heart's mystery
Polyanthus, Lilac Confidence
Pomegranate Flower Mature elegance
Poplar, Black Courage
Poplar, White Time
Poppy, Red Consolation
Poppy, Scarlet Fantastic extravagance
Poppy, White Sleep My bane My antidote
Potato Benevolence
Prickly Pear Satire
Pride of China Dissension
Primrose Early youth
Primrose, Evening Inconstancy
Primrose, Red Unpatronized merit
Privet Prohibition
Purple, Clover Provident
Pyrus Japonica Fairies' fire
Quaking-Grass Agitation
Quamoclit Busybody
Queen's Rocket You are the queen of coquettes Fashion
Quince Temptation
Ragged Robin Wit
Ranunculus You are radiant with charms
Ranunculus, Garden You are rich in attractions
Ranunculus, Wild Ingratitude
Raspberry Remorse
Ray Grass Vice
Red Catchfly Youthful love
Reed Complaisance Music
Reed, Split Indiscretion
Rhododendron (Rosebay) Danger Beware
Rhubarb Advice
Rocket Rivalry
Rose Love
Rose, Austrian Thou art all that is lovely
Rose, Bridal Happy love
Rose, Burgundy Unconscious beauty
Rose, Cabbage Ambassador of love
Rose, Campion Only deserve my love
Rose, Carolina Love is dangerous
Rose, China Beauty always new
Rose Christmas Tranquilize my anxiety
Rose, Daily Thy smile I aspire to
Rose, Damask Brilliant complexion
Rose, Deep Red Bashful shame
Rose, Dog Pleasure and pain
Rose, Guelder Winter Age
Rose, Hundred-leaved Pride
Rose, Japan Beauty is your only attraction
Rose, Maiden Blush If you love me, you will find it out
Rose, Multiflora Grace
Rose, Mundi Variety
Rose, Musk Capricious beauty
Rose, Musk, Cluster Charming
Rose, Single Simplicity
Rose, Thornless Early attachment
Rose, Unique Call me not beautiful
Rose, White I am worthy of you
Rose, White (withered) Transient impressions
Rose, Yellow Decrease of love Jealousy
Rose, York and Lancaster War
Rose, Full-blown, placed over two Buds Secrecy
Roses, Crown of Reward of virtue
Rosebud, Red Pure and lovely
Rosebud, White Girlhood
Rosebud, Moss Confession of love
Rosebay (Rhododendron) Beware Danger
Rosemary Remembrance
Rudbeckia Justice
Rue Disdain
Rush Docility
Rye Grass Changeable disposition
Saffron Beware of excess
Saffron Crocus Mirth
Saffron, Meadow My happiest days are past
Sage Domestic virtue
Sage, Garden Esteem
Sainfoin Agitation
St John's Wort Animosity Superstition
Sardony Irony
Saxifrage, Mossy Affection
Scabious Unfortunate love
Scabious, Sweet Widowhood
Scarlet Lychnis Sunbeaming eyes
Schinus Religious enthusiasm
Scotch Fir Elevation
Sensitive Plant Sensibility Delicate feelings
Senvy Indifference
Shamrock Light-heartedness
Snakesfoot Horror
Snapdragon Presumption
Snowball Bound
Snowdrop Hope
Sorrel Affection
Sorrel, Wild Wit ill-timed
Sorrel, Wood Joy
Southernwood Jest Bantering
Spanish Jasmine Sensuality
Spearmint Warmth of sentiment
Speedwell Female fidelity
Speedwell, Germander Facility
Speedwell, Spiked Semblance
Spider Ophrys Adroitness
Spiderwort Esteem, not love
Spiked Willow Herb Pretension
Spindle Tree Your charms are engraven on my heart
Star of Bethlehem Purity
Starwort Afterthought
Starwort, American Cheerfulness in old age
Stock Lasting beauty
Stock, Ten Week Promptness
Stonecrop Tranquility
Straw, Broken Rupture of a contract
Straw, Whole Union
Strawberry Tree Esteem and love
Sumach, Venice Splendor Intellectual excellence
Sunflower, Dwarf Adoration
Sunflower, Tall Haughtiness
Swallow-wort Cure for heartache
Sweet Basil Good wishes
Sweetbrier, American Simplicity
Sweetbrier, European I wound to heal
Sweetbrier, Yellow Decrease of love
Sweet Pea Delicate pleasures
Sweet Sultan Felicity
Sweet William Gallantry
Sycamore Curiosity
Syringa Memory
Syringa, Carolina Disappointment
Tamarisk Crime
Tansy (Wild) I declare war against you
Teasel Misanthropy
Tendrils of Climbing Plants Ties
Thistle, Common Austerity
Thistle, Fuller's Misanthropy
Thistle, Scotch Retaliation
Thorn, Apple Deceitful charms
Thorn, Branch of Severity
Thrift Sympathy
Throatwort Neglected beauty
Thyme Activity
Tiger Flower For once may pride befriend me
Traveler's Joy Safety
Tree of Life Old age
Trefoil Revenge
Tremella Nestoc Resistance
Trillium Pictum Modest beauty
Truffle Surprise
Trumpet Flower Fame
Tuberose Dangerous pleasures
Tulip Fame
Tulip, Red Declaration of love
Tulip, Variegated Beautiful eyes
Tulip, Yellow Hopeless love
Turnip Charity
Tussilage (Sweet-scented) Justice shall be done
Valerian An accommodating disposition
Valerian, Greek Rupture
Venice Sumach Intellectual excellence Splendor
Venus's Car Fly with me
Venus's Looking-glass Flattery
Venus's Trap Deceit
Vernal Grass Poor, but happy
Veronica Fidelity
Vervain Enchantment
Vine Intoxication
Violet, Blue Faithfulness
Violet, Dane Watchfulness
Violet, Sweet Modesty
Violet, Yellow Rural happiness
Virginian Spiderwort Momentary happiness
Virgin's Bower Filial love
Volkamenia May you be happy
Walnut Intellect Stratagem
Wall-flower Fidelity in adversity
Water Lily Purity of heart
Water Melon Bulkiness
Wax Plant Susceptibility
Wheat Stalk Riches
Whin Anger
White Jasmine Amiableness
White Lily Purity and modesty
White Mullein Good nature
White Oak Independence
White Pink Talent
White Poplar Time
White Rose (dried) Death preferable to loss of innocence
Wortleberry Treason
Willow, Creeping Love forsaken
Willow, Water Freedom
Willow, Weeping Mourning
Willow-Herb Pretension
Willow-French Bravery and humanity
Winter Cherry Deception
Witch Hazel A spell
Woodbine Brotherly Love
Wood Sorrel Motherly Love
Wormwood Absence
Xanthium Rudeness, Pertinacity
Xeranthemum Cheerfulness under difficulty
Yew Sorrow
Zephyr Flower Expectation
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends