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Flowers With Surprising Meanings

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." While many flowers are linked to love and passion, you may be shocked to learn that some of the most popular ones actually symbolize negativity, anger, or loss.

Source: https://www.fnp.com/flowers

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Carnation

Carnation

symbolizes pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love, pride and admiration; a pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother; a purple carnation symbolizes capriciousness; a yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment; while a white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. A striped carnation conveys refusal.

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Lily

Lily

symbolizes purity and refined beauty. White lily symbolizes modesty and virginity, orange lily symbolizes passion, yellow lily symbolizes gaiety while Lily of the Valley symbolizes sweetness and purity of heart.

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Daffodil

Daffodil

Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils.

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Rose

Rose

Long a symbol of love and passion, the ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with Aphrodite and Venus, goddesses of love.

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Daisy

Daisy

Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love and “I will never tell”. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.

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Lilacs

Lilacs

White lilacs symbolize purity and innocence. Violet lilacs symbolize spirituality. Blue lilacs symbolize happiness and tranquility. Magenta lilacs symbolize love and passion.

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Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. It also symbolize worship and faithfulness in various religions because of their resemblance to the sun, which is associated with spiritual knowledge and the desire to seek light and truth.

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Orchid

Orchid

Orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility.

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Daisy-like with a typically yellow center and a decorative pompon, chrysanthemums symbolize optimism and joy.

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Gerbera

Gerbera

The gerbera flower symbolizes happiness and joy. These colorful flowers are perfect reminders for us to seize the day and do something fun and adventurist. The Gerbera flower will bring in sunshine and warmth into your home no matter how dark your day might seem.