Meanings of Flowers, Trees and Plants


Meanings of Flowers, Trees and Plants

Nature was an integral part of the celtic belief system, plants were honoured as teachers and gifts of magic.

Meanings of Flowers Trees and PlantsThe celts believed that everything contained a life force and seen magic in all things they found in their environment.

Below you will find various herbs, shrubs, flowers and trees and their meanings in folklore. They have been split up into alphabetical order just to make life that little bit easier but as this section grows they will be allocated to their own letter.

I hope you find what you are looking for, if there is a plant you would specifically like to see included please contact me and it will be added.

Meaning and Symbolism of Aloe Aloe Due to its ability to survive where other plants do not it is regarded as a healing plant. It is good for spells that are to sustain the body or to dispel discomfort.
Meaning and Symbolism of Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo is an extremely versatile plant and has many uses, it represents growth and versatility.
Meaning and Symbolism of Bayberry Bayberry Symbolizes illusions and appearances, it is used for visions and divining.
Meaning and Symbolism of Beech Beech Because of its smooth grain it was often used for writing surfaces and has come to represent ancient knowledge through objects and writings. It is often used as a replacement for oak.
Meaning and Symbolism of Blackberry Blackberry This was considered by all to be the food of the faeries and it was extremely taboo to eat them within celtic britain.
Meaning and Symbolism of Bloodroot Bloodroot This herb is used to heal wounds and aid with regeneration. It symbolizes healing, strength and growth.
Meaning and Symbolism of Bluebell Bluebell These are very enchanted plants it is believed that their bells call the faeries to their midnight processions.
Meaning and Symbolism of Boneset Boneset It was used to help set broken bones as well as treat wounds. It symbolizes fixing, mending, regeneration and strengthening.
Meaning and Symbolism of Butterfly weed Butterfly weed Like the butterfly it is considered a good plant to use for healing transformation and rebirth.
Meaning and Symbolism of Cactus Cactus With its ability to store water it symbolizes hidden treasure as well as endurance and the ability to adapt to situations and environments.
Meaning and Symbolism of Catnip Catnip Most animals either find this a powerful stimulant or a sedative, due to this seemingly contradictory effect it is used in spells for deception or paradox.
Meaning and Symbolism of Cattails Cattails A water growing plant that turns ponds into swamps then into dry earth this plant symbolizes strong earth energy, balance and stability.
Meaning and Symbolism of Cedar Cedar Excellent at repelling negative energy. It is used for protection and warding away negative spirits.
Meaning and Symbolism of Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum A very decorative plant it denotes nobility and royalty. It is particularly good for speeding up the rate and flow of spells.
Meaning and Symbolism of Clover Clover With its three-fold leaves it was very special to the celts symbolising balance and the triad. A four leaf clover is very lucky, and it is said that wearing one within your hat will allow you to see fairies.
Meaning and Symbolism of Corn Corn Corn is one of humans most treasured plants, it has always been a great source of nutrition as well as providing medicine. It is closely related to the sun, harvest, health and the earth goddess.
Meaning and Symbolism of Cypress Cypress This is regarded as a sad tree, as it was used to build funeral pyres it is associated with mourning.
Meaning and Symbolism of Dogwood Dogwood This tree symbolizes charm and finesse, it is used to enhance personality as well as aid in social stature.
Meaning and Symbolism of Elm Elm It is associated with shadows, darkness and depression and was used to mark off tainted areas of the countryside.
Meaning and Symbolism of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus It is seen as a protecting and nurturing tree. It can also symbolize 'sloth' due to its narcotic foliage.
Meaning and Symbolism of Eyebright Eyebright As the name suggests it has long been associated with farsight and clearness of vision. It is used for seeing faeries, the truth and farsight.
Meaning and Symbolism of Fern Fern Ferns are the favoured plant of the pixies and wherever these grow you are supposed to find them nearby. It also represents ancient knowledge and archaism.
Meaning and Symbolism of Feverfew Feverfew So called because of its ability to banish fever it is good for healing.
Meaning and Symbolism of Fireweed Fireweed Fireweed is one of the first plants to grow after a fire, and it is also extremely useful providing humans with many uses. For this reason it is seen as a good plant to have as an ally.
Meaning and Symbolism of Ginseng Ginseng This plant concerns clarity of the mind and is used to enhance focus.
Meaning and Symbolism of Goldseal Goldseal It is mainly used as a cleaning agent and in spells it is used to purify and cleanse.
Meaning and Symbolism of Grass Grass This is a hardy plant that is the first to grow in most places it symbolizes food, concealment and hardiness.
Meaning and Symbolism of Hibiscus Hibiscus Hibiscus symbolizes beauty and fertility, its 5 petal flowers speak of protection and its random growth that of chaos. It is used for spells involving randomness, glamours and repelling negativity.

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