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Floriography : an illustrated guide to the Victorian language of flowers  Cover Image Book Book

Floriography : an illustrated guide to the Victorian language of flowers / Jessica Roux.

Roux, Jessica, (author.).


A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend. The Language of Flowers is a full-color guidebook to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524858148
  • ISBN: 1524858145
  • Physical Description: x, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 21cm
  • Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Flowers -- Bouquets.
Subject: Flowers.
Flowers > Pictorial works.
Flowers > Symbolic aspects > History.
Flower language.
Nonverbal communication.
Genre: Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 302.222 ROU (Text) 38256101710824 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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