My grandmother always had a yard full of flowers, bushes and trees. She knew each one, talked to them as she tended them and could pinch off a piece of any one of them and start a new growth as easy as pie! Though Grandma was not a witch, at least not in profession, she handed down much of her green thumb to me. For this I am eternally grateful.
Though in my years, I began to learn a whole new depth and understanding of the plant kingdom, I often think back now to how much different, simple and beautiful that part of my grandmother's life was. Even though she did not know the association many of these plants had in history, or even today with the modern rebirth of The Craft, she did have her folk tales concerning plants and trees. Roses grew where there was love and a happy home, Lavender was for luck and Peonies she often called "Moon Flowers" . If you blew all the "fuzz" off of a Dandilion, then your wish would come true, and Lilies were reserved for respect for the departed. Well, maybe grandma knew more than she let on *wink*.
Depending on where you live and the climate of such, this is a list of flowers, shrubs, trees and even "weeds" that have Magickal Correspondences. It is not all of them by far, but a more common list that is both easy to find and in most places to grow as well.
Please note, some of these beautiful plants can be grown indoors, but may be harmful to small children and pets. Again I stress the importance of having a really good book on Botany or tree and plant identification around as well as a little bit of research into what plants may be harmful to pets and small children. We don't want junior grabbing hold to that prickly cactus now do we?
African Violet - Spirituality, protection, and healing.
Aloe - Protection and luck. Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents. Also Called: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
Alyssum - Protection and moderating anger, protection
Apricot - Love. Add leaves and flowers to love sachets or carry apricot pits to attract love.
Aspen - Eloquence, clairvoyance, healing, and anti-theft. Plant in your garden for protection against thieves.
Avocado - Love, lust and beauty. Also used for sex magick.
Azalea- Happiness, gaiety and light spirits. Note: Poisonous, do not consume.
Bamboo - Hex breaking, wishes, luck and protection. Carve a wish into bamboo and bury it in a secluded area to make your wish come true. Carry a piece of bamboo for good luck.
Birch - Protection, exorcism and purification. A birch planted close to the home is said to protect against lightning, infertility, and the evil eye.
Black Walnut - Access to divine energy, bringing the blessing of the Gods, wishes.
Blackberry - Healing, protection and money. Leaves and berries said to attract wealth and healing.
Blue Violet - Love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection from all evil.
Bluebell - Luck, truth and friendship.
Blueberry - Protection.
Cactus - Chastity, banishing and protection. Grow in the home or garden to prevent unwanted intrusions. Place in all directions of the home (north, south, east, and west) for full protection.
Calendula Flowers - Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Pick at noon for comfort and strength. Place garlands of calendula at doors to prevent evil from entering. Also Called: Marigold, Summer's Bride, Bride of the Sun, Sun's Gold, Ruddes, Ruddles
Carnation - Protection, strength, healing, enhancing magickal powers, and achieving balance. Burn to enhance creativity. Also Called: Gilliflower, Jove's Flower, Nelka, Scaffold Flower, Sops-in-Wine, Gillies
Catnip - Sacred to Bast; should be used in any ritual involving cats or cat deities. Burn dried leaves for love magick. Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck. Also Called: Cat's Play, Catmint, Nip, Nepeta, Field Balm, Catswort, Catnep
Cedar - Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Used in the consecration of magick wands. Carry a small piece of cedar in wallet or near money to attract wealth. Hang in the home to protect against lightning.
Cherry - Love, divination, gaiety and happiness
Clover - Fidelity, protection, money, love, and success. Carry as an amulet or use in sachets for luck and/or protection. When grown outside, is thought to keep snakes away from property. Also Called: Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Marl Grass, Cowgrass, Three Leaved Grass, Honeystalks, Shamrock, Trifoil
Cypress- Associated with death and mourning; stimulates healing and helps overcome the pain of loss. Calmness and tranquility. Hang in the home for protection. Also Called: Tree of Death
Daffodil - Love, luck, and fertility. Used to keep negative energy away from the home or altar.Also Called: Nacissus, Lent Lily, Jonquil, Goose Leek, Lentlilly
Daisy - Love, luck, and innocence. Associated with babies and newborn infants.
Dandelion - Summoning spirits, divination, healing, purification and defeating negativity. Bury in northwest corner of yard to bring favorable winds. Use in sachets and charms to make wishes come true.
Dogwood - Wishes, protection, and good health. Used to guard diaries, journals, and Books of Shadows. Use powdered bark or flowers as an incense.
Elm - Love, protection from lightning. Strong correspondence with the Elven world.. Also Called: Elven, European Elm, English Elm
Gardenia - Promoting peace/repelling strife, protection from outside influences. Use dried flowers in healing incenses and mixtures.
Geranium - Overcoming negative thoughts & attitudes, lifting spirits, promoting protection & happiness. Repels insects. Balances mind and body.
Hawthorn - Magickal uses include chastity, fertility, fairy magick, Also used for success in matters related to career, work, and employment. Sacred to the fairy. Used to decorate maypoles. Keep in a house to repel ghosts and evil spirits. An infusion of the herb used to wash floors will remove negative vibrations.
Hibiscus - Attracting love and lust, divination, and dreams. Carry in a sachet or burn as incense to attract love.
Hickory - Legal matters, love, lust, and protection
Holly - Marriage, dream magick, luck, and love. Planted around the outside of the home for protection. Used as a decoration at Yule. When carried by men, is thought to heighten masculinity.
Honeysuckle - Draws money, success, and quick abundance; Crush the flowers and rub into the forehead to enhance psychic powers.
Hyacinth - Promotes peace of mind and peaceful sleep. Attracts love, luck, and good fortune. Named for Hiakinthos, Greek God of homosexual love, this is the patron herb for gay men.
Hydrangea - Hex-breaking, love drawing, bringing back a lover, fidelity, and binding.Iris - Attracts wisdom, courage, and faith. Use fresh iris flower to purify an area. Symbolizes faith, wisdom, and valor. Useful for consecrating ritual wands. Used in rituals designed for baby blessings.
Ivy - Protection, healing, fertility, and love. Hang an ivy plant in front of the home to repel negative influence and discourage unwanted guests.
Jasmine - Good for charging quartz crystals. Use in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate. Carry or burn the flowers to draw wealth and money.
Lavender - Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells
Lemon Grass - Psychic cleansing and opening, lust potions.
Lilac - Wisdom, memory, good luck and spiritual aid.
Lily - Fertility, renewal, rebirth, marriage, happiness, and prosperity.
Maple - Love, money, wealth, longevity, and good luck
Marigold - Attracts respect and admiration, provides good luck in court and other legal matters. Great for bath spells -- add an infusion of marigold to the bath for 5 days to find "Mr. Right". Place above the bed or in dream pillows for prophetic dreams.
Mimosa - Protection, purification, love, dream magick. Use in sleep pillows to draw prophetic dreams. Use in bath magick to break hexes and prevent future problems.
Morning Glory - Used for binding, banishing, and promoting attraction to someone or something. Note: Poisonous, use with caution.
Myrtle - Love, fertility, youth, peace, and money. Use in sachets to ensure a peaceful and loving atmosphere.
Oak - The most sacred of all trees, its wood is often used in the making of magickal tools. Burn the leaves for purification. Hang a sprig in the home to ward of negativity and strengthen family unity. Carry for wisdom and strength and luck.
Orchid - Concentration, strengthening memory, focus, and will power.
Palm - Fertility, focus, potency, and divination
Pansy - Rain magick
Peach - Fertility, love, and wisdom. Wear a peach pit to keep away evil. Carry peach wood for longevity. Use peach pits in amulets and sachets for fertility and love.
Pear - Lust and love.
Peony - Protection from hexes and jinxes. Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success. Hang in the home or car for protection. Used to attract faeries.
Pine - Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth; Also used for cleansing, purification, and repelling negativity. Great for house and business blessing.
Rowan - Protection, magickal power, success, anti-haunting. Also good for use in luck spells and mixtures. Rowan wood is often used to make wands and divining rods. Also Called: Moutain Ash, Delight of the Eye, Quickbane, Ran Tree, Rowanberry, Thor's Helper, Witch Bark, Wicken Tree, Wild Ash, Witchwood
Snapdragon - Protection, exorcism, and purification
Sunflower - Energy, protection, power, wisdom, and wishes.
Violet - Calms the nerves, draws prophetic dreams and visions, stimulates creativity, and promotes peace & tranquility. Violet leaf provides protection from all evil. Also Called: Sweet Violet, Blue Violet, Wild Violet
Walnut -Access to divine energy, bringing the blessing of the Gods, wishes
Willow - Used for lunar magick, drawing or strengthening love, healing, and overcoming sadness. Willow is considered a sacred wishing tree. Keep a piece of willow in home or business to protect against evil. Also Called: Osier, Pussy Willow, White Willow, Witches' Aspirin, Withy, Tree of Enchantment, Saille, Salicyn Willow, Saugh Tree
Wisteria - Raises vibrations, promotes psychic opening, overcomes obstacles, and draws prosperity.
Yew - Raising the dead, protection against evil, immortality, and breaking hexes.