The Mimosa pudica (aka morivivi or sensitive plant) snaps its leaves shut when touched.

The Mimosa pudica (aka morivivi or sensitive plant) snaps its leaves shut when touched.

A plant lover’s guide to #TheSeptemberIssue. #Vogue

A plant lover’s guide to #TheSeptemberIssue. #Vogue

A monarch butterfly goes to town on our succulent flower!

A monarch butterfly goes to town on our succulent flower!

Alcea rosea

HOLLYHOCK Alcea rosea: (1) Fruitfulness (2) Ambition of a scholar (3) “Together we can achieve so much”

Crocus sativus

SAFFRON Crocus sativus: (1) Marriage (2) Excess (3) “Do not deceive yourselves.”

NIGHTBLOOMING CEREUS Hylocereus undatus: Transient beauty

NIGHTBLOOMING CEREUS Hylocereus undatus: Transient beauty

Origanum majorana

MARJORAM Origanum majorana: (1) Bouncing innocence (2) “Your passion sends blushes to my cheeks”

Hyacinthus orientalis

HYACINTH Hyacinthus orientalis: (1) Dedication (2) Unobtrusive loveliness (3) “I will pray for you”

Heliopsis helianthoides

FALSE SUNFLOWER Heliopsis helianthoides: (1) Sensitivity (2) “Please be more circumspect”

Eremurus bungei

FOXTAIL LILY Eremurus bungei: (1) Sporting (2) “I am impressed by your quick mind”