Hanakotoba

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Hanakotoba (花言葉?) is the Japanese form of the language of flowers. In this practice plants were given codes and passwords. Physiological effects and action under the color of the flowers, put into words the impressions of nature and the presence of thorns with the height of tall plants, flowers and garlands of flowers through the various types. Meant to convey emotion and communicate directly to each other without needing the use of words.

Flowers and their meanings[edit]

These flowers will be listed in alphabetical order by their names in English.

Japanese Name Romaji English Meaning Image
アマリリス Amaririsu Amaryllis Shy
Amaryllis Belladonna
アネモネ Anemone Anemone (White) Sincere
Anemone Narcissifolia
アムブロシアー Amuburoshiā

Butakusa

Ambrosia Pious
Ambrosia
紫苑 Shion Aster tataricus Remembrance
Aster Tataricus
躑躅 Tsutsuji Azalea Patient/Modest
Azalea
ブルーベル Burūberu Bluebell Grateful
Common Bluebell
サボテン Saboten Cactus Lust/Sex
Cactus Flower
椿 Tsubaki Camellia (Red) In Love, Perishing with grace
Camellia Japonica
椿 Tsubaki Camellia (Yellow) Longing
Camelia Japonica Alba Pena
椿 Tsubaki Camellia (White) Waiting
Camellia Japonica Nobilissima
カーネーション Kānēshon Carnation Fascination, Distinction, and Love
Carnation
Sakura Cherry Blossom Kind/Gentle
Cherry Blossom
 黄菊 Kigiku Chrysanthemum (Yellow) Imperial
Yellow Chrysanthemum
白菊 Shiragiku Chrysanthemum (White) Truth
Chrysanthemums
(四つ葉の) クローバー (Yotsuba no) kurōbā Four-leaf clover Lucky
Four Leaf Clover
水仙 Suisen Daffodil Respect
Daffodil
天竺牡丹 Tenjikubotan Dahlia Good taste
Dahlia
雛菊 Hinagiku Daisy Faith
Daisy
エーデルワイス Ēderuwaisu Edelweiss Courage/Power
Edelweiss
エリカ Erika Erica Solitude
Erica
勿忘草 Wasurenagusa Forget-me-not True love
Forget-me-not
フリージア Furījia Freesia Childish/Immature
Freesia
梔子 Kuchinashi Gardenia Secret love
Gardenia
鷺草 Sagiso Habenaria radiata My thoughts will follow you into your dreams
Habenaria radiata
ハイビースカス Haibīsukasu Hibiscus Gentle
Hibicus
忍冬 Suikazura Honeysuckle Generous
Honeysuckle
紫陽花 Ajisai Hydrangea Pride
Hydrangea
アイリス, 菖蒲 Ayame Iris Good News/Glad tidings/loyalty
Iris
ジャスミン Jasumin Jasmine Friendly/Graceful
Jasmine
ラベンダー Rabendā Lavender Faithful
Lavender
白百合 Shirayuri Lily (White) Purity/Chastity
White Lily
小百合 Sayuri Lily (Orange) Hatred/Revenge
Orange Lily
百合 Suzuran/Yuri Lily of the Valley/Spider Lily Sweet
Lily of the Valley
鬼百合 Oniyuri Tiger Lily Wealth
Tiger Lily
彼岸花 /
曼珠沙華
Higanbana /
Manjushage
Red Spider Lily Never to meet again/Lost memory/Abandonment
Red Spider Lily
蓮華 Renge Lotus Far from the one he loves/Purity/Chastity
Lotus
マグノリア Magunoria Magnolia Natural
Magnolia
ヤドリギ/ホーリー Yadorigi/Hōrii Mistletoe/Holly Looking (Single and "--")
Holly
朝顔 Asagao Morning Glory Willful promises
Morning Glory
水仙 Suisen Narcissus Self-Esteem
Narcissus
パンジー Panjī Pansy Thoughtful/Caring
Pansy
牡丹 Botan Peony Bravery
Peony
雛芥子 Hinageshi Poppy (Red) Fun-Loving
Red Poppy
芥子(白) Keshi(Shiro) Poppy (White) Rejoice
White Poppy
芥子(黄) Keshi(Ki) Poppy (Yellow) Success
Yellow Poppy
桜草 Sakurasō Primrose Desperate
Primrose
紅薔薇 Benibara Rose (Red) Love/In love
Red Rose
薔薇 Bara Rose (White) Innocence/Silence/Devotion
White Rose
黄色薔薇 Kiiroibara Rose (Yellow) Jealousy
Yellow Rose
桃色薔薇 Momoirobara Rose (Pink) Trust/Happiness/Confidence
Pink Rose
スイートピー Suītopī Sweet Pea Goodbye
Sweet Pea
チューリップ Chūrippu Tulip (Red) Fame/Charity/Trust
Red Tulip
チューリップ Chūrippu Tulip (Yellow) One-Sided Love
Yellow Tulip
美女桜 Bijozakura Verbena Cooperative
Verbena
Sumire Violet Honesty
Violet
百日草 Hyakunichisou Zinnia Loyalty
Zinnia

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