A selection of symbolic plants for each of Les Amis, with meanings sourced from a Victorian book by Kate Greenaway, published in London in 1900.
Enjolras- snowdrop (hope); white dittany of crete (passion); scarlet lychnis (sunbeaming
eyeshair); heliotrope (devotion)
Combeferre- sycamore (curiosity); white mulberry tree (wisdom); cereus (modest genius)
Courfeyrac- peppermint (warmth of feeling); orange tree (generosity); honeysuckle (generous and devoted affection)
Feuilly- fennel (worthy of all praise); swamp magnolia (perseverance); french willow (bravery and humanity)
Bahorel- camomile (energy in adversity); cuckoo plant (ardour); larch (audacity)
Jehan- dark geranium (melancholy); eglantine (poetry); pansy (thoughts)
Bossuet- chinese chrysanthemum (cheerfulness under adversity); ragged robin (wit); shamrock (lightheartedness)
Joly- mugwort (happiness); southernwood (jest, bantering); thrift (empathy, sympathy)
Grantaire- is problems and does not easily lend himself to description via flowers, but; prickly pear (satire); sardony (irony); rye grass (changeable disposition)
I am unduly pleased every time I see someone else using the Grantaire is Problems line; he REALLY REALLY is, especially when it comes time to find symbols! But Prickly Pear is so GREAT for him, wow, even without any added description, just the plant itself.
Bahorel getting chamomile, though, nigh-inescapable ingredient of calming teas…that’s WONDERFUL. HURRAY SYMBOLISM XD
if every one of my followers did this, we could give more than 85 meals to less-fortunate animals. for free.
AH HHA ITS BACK YES PLEASE IT TAKES A SECOND OF YOUR TIME AND A LIFE OF AN ANIMAL