Flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion, but certain varieties are more appropriate for particular situations. For example, roses are most commonly associated with a holiday like Valentine’s Day or an occasion such as a wedding anniversary. Why? Because they’re a universal symbol of loveLilies, white ones in particular, are closely linked to funerals and sympathy, as they represent purity and give off a pleasing fragrance.

But there are many more kinds of flowers out there whose meanings aren’t as well known. To help you convey the right sentiment when giving them to a friend or loved one, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to different types of flowers and what they signify.

55 flowers and their meanings

Show others in your life how you really feel about them by learning the meanings of these popular flower species.

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Kristen Scanlon is a lifelong writer and reader. When not writing or reading a book, you can find her baking cookies or cuddling with her dog.

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