FES – Californian

The following 103 essences are FES’s best-known remedies, used for many years by practitioners throughout the world. They are available individually or in kits. These descriptions and pictures are taken from work by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, developers of the FES Essences. All photos are from Richard Katz.

FES QUINTESSENTIALS – North American Flower Essences

Aloe Vera

(Aloe Vera (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Creative activity balanced and centered in vital life-energy

Patterns of Imbalance – Overuse or misuse of fiery, creative forces; burned out feeling

Alpine Lily

(Lilium parvum (red-orange))

Positive Qualities – For women, acceptance of one’s femininity grounded in a deepened experience of the female body

Patterns of Imbalance – Overly abstract sense of femininity; disembodied, alienation or rejection of female organs as lower

Angel’s Trumpet

(Datura candida (white))

Positive Qualities – Spiritual surrender at death or at times of deep transformation; opening the heart to the spiritual world

Patterns of Imbalance – Fear of death, resistance to letting go of life or to crossing the spiritual threshold; denial of the reality of the spiritual world


(Angelica archangelica (white))

Positive Qualities – Feeling protection and guidance from spiritual beings, especially at threshold experiences such as birth and death

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling cut off, bereft of spiritual guidance and protection


(Arnica mollis (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Conscious embodiment, especially during shock or trauma; recovery from deep-seated shock or trauma

Patterns of Imbalance – Disconnection of Higher Self from body during shock or trauma; disassociation, unconsciousness

Baby Blue Eyes

(Nemophila menziesii (light blue))

Positive Qualities – Childlike innocence and trust; feeling at home in the world, at ease with oneself, supported and loved; connected with the spiritual world

Patterns of Imbalance – Defensiveness, insecurity, mistrust of others; estrangement from the spiritual world; lack of support from the father in childhood


(Ocimum basilicum (white))

Positive Qualities – Integration of sexuality and spirituality into a sacred wholeness

Patterns of Imbalance – Polarization of sexuality and spirituality, often leading to clandestine behavior or marital stress

Black Cohosh

(Cimicifuga racemosa (white))

Positive Qualities – Courage to confront rather than retreat from abusive or threatening situations

Patterns of Imbalance – Being caught in relationships or lifestyles which are abusive, addictive, violent, dark, brooding emotions

Black-Eyed Susan

(Rudbeckia hirta (yellow/ black center))

Positive Qualities – Awake consciousness capable of acknowledging all aspects of the Self; penetrating insight

Patterns of Imbalance – Avoidance or repression of traumatic or painful aspects of the personality


(Rubus ursinus (white pink))

Positive Qualities – Exuberant manifestation in the world; clearly directed forces of will, decisive action

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to translate goals into action

Bleeding Heart

(Dicentra formosa (pink))

Positive Qualities – Loving others unconditionally, with an open heart; emotional freedom

Patterns of Imbalance – Forming relationships based on fear or possessiveness; emotional co-dependence


(Borago officinalis (blue) )

Positive Qualities – Ebullient heart forces, buoyant courage and optimism

Patterns of Imbalance – Heavy-heartedness, lack of confidence in facing difficult circumstances


(Ranunculus occidentalis (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Radiant inner light, unattached to outer recognition or fame

Patterns of Imbalance – Feelings of low self-worth, inability to acknowledge or experience one’s inner light or uniqueness


(Calendula officinalis (orange))

Positive Qualities – Healing warmth and receptivity, especially in the use of the spoken word and in dialogue with others

Patterns of Imbalance – Using cutting or sharp words; argumentative, lack of receptivity in communication with others

California Pitcher Plant

(Darlingtonia californica (green/purple))

Positive Qualities – Earthy vitality, especially integration of the more instinctual and bodily aspects of oneself

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling listless, anemic; disassociated from or even fearful of the instinctual aspects of the self

California Poppy

(Eschscholzia californica (gold))

Positive Qualities – Finding spirituality within one’s heart; balancing light and love; developing an inner center of knowing

Patterns of Imbalance – Seeking outside oneself for false forms of light or higher consciousness, especially through escapism or addiction

California Wild Rose

(Rosa californica (pink))

Positive Qualities – Love for the Earth and for human life, enthusiasm for doing and serving

Patterns of Imbalance – Apathy or resignation, inability to catalyze will forces through the heart

Calla Lily

(Zantedeschia aethiopica (white/yellow))

Positive Qualities – Clarity about sexual identity, sexual self acceptance; balance of masculine and feminine qualities

Patterns of Imbalance – Confusion, ambivalence about sexual identity or gender

Canyon Dudleya

(Dudleya dymosa (orange))

Positive Qualities – Healthy spiritual opening, balanced psychic and physical energies; grounded presence in everyday life; positive charisma

Patterns of Imbalance – Distorted psychic experiences; preoccupied with mediumism, over inflated involvement in psychic or charismatic experiences


(Capsicum annum (white))

Positive Qualities – Fiery and energetic, inwardly mobile, capable of change and transformation

Patterns of Imbalance – Stagnation, inability to move forward toward change


(Matricaria recutita (white/yellow center))

Positive Qualities – Serene, sun-like disposition, emotional balance

Patterns of Imbalance – Easily upset, moody and irritable, inability to release emotional tension


(Larrea tridentata (yellow), also known as Creosote Bush)

Positive Qualities – Balanced psychic awareness, deep penetration and understanding of the transpersonal aspects of oneself

Patterns of Imbalance – Psychic and physical toxicity, disturbed dreams; chaotic inner life, drug addiction


(Chrysanthemum morifolium (red-brown))

Positive Qualities – Shifting the ego identification from one’s personality to a higher spiritual identity; feeling oneself as transpersonal and transcendent

Patterns of Imbalance – Fear of aging and mortality, identification with youth and lower personality; mid-life crisis


(Zea mays (yellow-white))

Positive Qualities – Alignment with the Earth, especially through the body and feet; grounded presence

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban environments


(Cosmos bipinnatus (red-purple/yellow))

Positive Qualities – Integration of ideas and speech; ability to express thoughts with coherence and clarity

Patterns of Imbalance – Unfocused, disorganized communication; overexcited speech, overwhelmed by too many ideas


(Taraxacum officinale (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Dynamic, effortless energy; lively activity balanced with inner ease

Patterns of Imbalance – Overly tense, especially in the musculature of the body, over-striving and hard-driving


(Ceanothus integerrimus (white))

Positive Qualities – Gentle purity, clarity of purpose; sincerity of motive

Patterns of Imbalance – Mixed or conflicting motives; subconscious feelings which propel outer actions


(Anethum graveolens (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Experiencing and absorbing the fullness of life, especially its sensory aspects

Patterns of Imbalance – Overwhelm due to over stimulation, hypersensitivity to environment or to outer activity, sensory congestion


(Cornus nuttallii (yellow/white bracts))

Positive Qualities – Grace-filled movement, physical and etheric harmony

Patterns of Imbalance – Awkward and painful awareness of the body; emotional trauma stored deep within the body

Easter Lily

(Lilium longiflorum (white))

Positive Qualities – Inner purity of the soul, especially the ability to integrate sexuality and spirituality

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling that sexuality is impure, unclean, inner conflicts about sexuality


(Echinacea purpurea (pink/purple))

Positive Qualities – Core integrity, contacting and maintaining an integrated sense of Self, especially when severely challenged

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling shattered by severe trauma or abuse which has destroyed one’s sense of self; threatened by physical or emotional disintegration

Evening Primrose

(Oenthera hookeri (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Awareness and healing of painful early emotions absorbed from the mother; ability to open emotionally and form deep, committed relationships

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling rejected, unwanted; avoidance of commitment in relationships, fear of parenthood; sexual and emotional repression

Fairy Lantern

(Calochortus albus (white))

Positive Qualities – Healthy maturation; acceptance of adult responsibilities

Patterns of Imbalance – Immaturity, helplessness, neediness, childish dependency; unable to take responsibility

Fawn Lily

(Erythronium purpurascens (yellow with purple))

Positive Qualities – Accepting and becoming involved with the world; sharing one’s spiritual gifts with others

Patterns of Imbalance – Withdrawal, isolation, self-protection, overly delicate, lacking the inner strength to face the world


(Erodium cicutarium (violet))

Positive Qualities – Star-like vision, a cosmic overview which holds the events of ordinary life in perspective

Patterns of Imbalance – Disproportionate and obsessive worry; unable to gain a wider perspective on daily events


(Myosotis sylvatica (blue))

Positive Qualities – Awareness of karmic connections in one’s personal relationships and with those in the spiritual world; deep mindfulness of subtle realms; soul-based relationships

Patterns of Imbalance – Loneliness, isolation; lack of awareness of spiritual connection with others


(Fuchsia hybrida (red/purple))

Positive Qualities – Genuine emotional vitality, ability to express deep feelings

Patterns of Imbalance – False states of emotionality which cover more deeply-seated pain and trauma; psychosomatic symptoms


(Allium sativum (violet))

Positive Qualities – United consciousness, sense of wholeness which imparts strength and active resistance

Patterns of Imbalance – Fearful, weak or easily influenced, prone to low vitality

Golden Ear Drops

(Dicentra chrysantha (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Contacting one’s childhood experience as a source of emotional well-being; releasing painful memories from the past

Patterns of Imbalance – Suppressed toxic memories of childhood; feelings of pain and trauma about past events which affect present emotional balance

Golden Yarrow

(Achillea filipendulina (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Remaining open to others while still feeling inner protection; active social involvement which preserves the integrity of self

Patterns of Imbalance – For outgoing people who are overly influenced by their environments and by other people; protecting oneself from vulnerability to others by withdrawal and social isolation


(Soldiago californica (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Well developed individuality, inner sense of Self balanced with group or social consciousness

Patterns of Imbalance – Easily influenced by group or family ties; inability to be true to oneself, subject to peer pressure or social expectations


(Hibiscus rosa -sinensis (red))

Positive Qualities – Warmth and responsiveness in female sexuality; integration of soul warmth and bodily passion

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to connect with one’s female sexuality; lack of warmth and vitality, often due to prior exploitation or abuse

Hound’s Tongue

(Cynoglossum grande (blue /white))

Positive Qualities – Holistic thinking; perceiving the physical world and physical life with spiritually clear thoughts

Patterns of Imbalance – Seeing the world in materialistic terms, weighed down or dulled by a mundane or overly scientific viewpoint

Indian Paintbrush

(Castilleja miniata (red))

Positive Qualities – Lively, energetic creativity, exuberant artistic activity

Patterns of Imbalance – Low vitality and exhaustion, difficulty rousing physical forces to sustain the intensity of creative work; inability to bring creative forces into physical expression

Indian Pink

(Silene californica (red))

Positive Qualities – Remaining centered and focused, even under stress; managing and coordinating diverse forms of activity

Patterns of Imbalance – Psychic forces which are easily torn or shattered by too much activity; inability to stay centered during intense activity


(Iris douglasiana (blue-violet))

Positive Qualities – Inspired artistry, deep soulfulness which is in touch with higher realms; radiant, iridescent vision and perspective

Patterns of Imbalance – Lacking inspiration or creativity; feeling weighed down by the ordinariness of the world; dullness

Lady’s Slipper

(Cypripedium parviflorum (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Integration of spiritual purpose with daily work, bringing spiritual power into the root chakra; spiritualized sexuality and grounded spirituality

Patterns of Imbalance – Estranged from one’s inner authority, inability to integrate higher spiritual purpose with real life and work; nervous exhaustion, sexual depletion


(Delphinium nutallianum (blue-violet))

Positive Qualities – Charismatic leadership, contagious enthusiasm, joyful service

Patterns of Imbalance – Leadership distorted by self-aggrandizement or burdensome dutifulness


(Lavandula officinalis (violet))

Positive Qualities – Spiritual sensitivity, highly refined awareness

Patterns of Imbalance – Nervousness, over stimulation of spiritual forces which depletes the physical body


(Nelumbo nucifera (pink))

Positive Qualities – Open and expansive spirituality, meditative insight and synthesis

Patterns of Imbalance – Spiritual pride, inflated spirituality

Love Lies Bleeding

(Amaranthus caudatus (red))

Positive Qualities – Transcendent consciousness, the ability to move beyond personal pain, suffering or mental anguish by finding larger, transpersonal meaning in such suffering; compassionate awareness of and attention to the meaning of pain or suffering

Patterns of Imbalance – Intensification of pain and suffering due to isolation; profound melancholia due to the over-personalization of one’s pain


(Madia elegans (yellow/red spots))

Positive Qualities – Precise thinking, disciplined focus and concentration

Patterns of Imbalance – Becoming easily distracted, inability to concentrate, dull or listless


(Sidalcea glauscens (pink-violet))

Positive Qualities – Warm and personable, open-hearted sharing and friendliness

Patterns of Imbalance – Socially insecure, fear of reaching out to others; creating barriers


(Arctostaphylos viscida (white-pink))

Positive Qualities – Embodiment, integration of spiritual self with the physical world

Patterns of Imbalance – Estranged from the earthly world; aversion, disgust or revulsion toward the bodily self and physical world

Mariposa Lily

(Calochortus leichtlinii (white/yellow center/purple spots))

Positive Qualities – Maternal consciousness, warm, feminine and nurturing; mother-child bonding, healing of the inner child

Patterns of Imbalance – Alienated from mother or mothering, feelings of childhood abandonment or abuse


(Asclepias cordifolia (red-purple))

Positive Qualities – Healthy ego strength; independence and self reliance

Patterns of Imbalance – Extreme dependency and emotional regression, dulling the consciousness through drugs, alcohol, overeating; desire to escape from self-awareness

Morning Glory

(Ipomoea purpurea (blue))

Positive Qualities – Sparkling vital force, feeling awake and refreshed, in touch with life

Patterns of Imbalance – Dull, toxic, hungover, inability to fully enter the body, especially in the morning; addictive habits

Mountain Pennyroyal

(Monardella odoratissima (violet))

Positive Qualities – Strength and clarity of thought, mental integrity and positivity

Patterns of Imbalance – Absorbing negative thoughts of others, psychic contamination or possession

Mountain Pride

(Penstemon newberryi (magenta))

Positive Qualities – Forthright masculine energy; warrior-like spirituality which confronts and transform

Patterns of Imbalance – Vacillation and withdrawal in the face of challenge; lack of assertiveness, inability to take a stand for one’s convictions


(Artemesia douglasiana (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Integrating psychic and dream experiences with daily life; multi-dimensional consciousness

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to harmonize psychic forces, tendency to hysteria or emotionality, overactive psychic life out of touch with the physical world


(Verbascum thapsus (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Strong sense of inner conscience, truthfulness, uprightness

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to hear one’s inner voice; weakness and confusion, indecisiveness, lying or deceiving oneself or others


(Tropaeolum majus (orange-red))

Positive Qualities – Glowing vitality, flaming, radiant energy and warmth

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling overly dry or intellectual; depletion of life-force and emotional verve


(Nicotiana alata (white) )

Positive Qualities – Peace which is deeply centered in the heart; integration of physical and emotional well-being through harmonious connection with the earth

Patterns of Imbalance – Numbing of the emotions accompanied by mechanization or hardening of the body; inability to cope with deep feelings and finer sensibilities

Oregon Grape

(Berberis aquifolium (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Loving inclusion of others, positive expectation of good will from others, ability to trust

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling paranoid or self-protective, unfair projection or expectation of hostility from others


(Penstemon davidsonii (violet-blue))

Positive Qualities – Great inner fortitude despite outer hardships; perseverance

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling persecuted or sorry for oneself; inability to bear life’s difficult circumstances


(Mentha piperita (violet))

Positive Qualities – Mindfulness, wakeful clarity, mental alertness

Patterns of Imbalance – Dull or sluggish, especially mental lethargy; unbalanced metabolism which depletes mental forcese

Pink Monkeyflower

(Mimulus lewisii (pink))

Positive Qualities – Emotional openness and honesty; courage to take emotional risks with others

Patterns of Imbalance – Feelings of shame, guilt, unworthiness, fear of exposure and rejection, hiding essential Self from others, masking one’s feelings

Pink Yarrow

(Achillea millefolium var. rubra (pink-purple))

Positive Qualities – Loving awareness of others from a self-contained consciousness; appropriate emotional boundaries

Patterns of Imbalance – Unbalanced sympathetic forces, overly absorbent auric field, lack of emotional clarity, dysfunctional merging with others

Poison Oak

(Rhus diversiloba (greenish-white))

Positive Qualities – Emotional openness and vulnerability, ability to be close and make contact with others

Patterns of Imbalance – Fear of intimate contact, protective of personal boundaries; fear of being violated; hostile or distant


(Punica granatum (red))

Positive Qualities – Warm-hearted feminine creativity, actively productive and nurturing at home or in the world

Patterns of Imbalance – Ambivalent or confused about the focus of feminine creativity, especially between values of career and home, creative and procreative, personal and global

Pretty Face

(Triteleia ixioides (yellow, brown stripes))

Positive Qualities – Beauty that radiates from within; self-acceptance in relation to personal appearance

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling ugly or rejected because of personal appearance; over-identified with physical appearance

Purple Monkeyflower

(Mimulus kelloggii (purple))

Positive Qualities – Inner calm and clarity when experiencing any spiritual or psychic phenomenon; the courage to trust in one’s own spiritual experience or guidance; love-based rather than fear-based spirituality

Patterns of Imbalance – Fear of the occult, or of any spiritual experience; fear of retribution or censure if one departs from religious conventions of family or community

Quaking Grass

(Briza maxima (green))

Positive Qualities – Harmonious social consciousness, finding higher identity in group work, flexibility

Patterns of Imbalance – Dysfunctional in group settings, inability to balance individual sense of self and higher needs of group

Queen Anne’s Lace

(Daucus carota (white))

Positive Qualities – Spiritual insight and vision; integration of psychic faculties with sexual and emotional aspects of self

Patterns of Imbalance – Projection and lack of objectivity in psychic awareness; distortion of psychic perception or physical eyesight due to sexual or emotional imbalances


(Chaenomeles speciosa (red))

Positive Qualities – Loving strength, balance of masculine initiating power and feminine nurturing power

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to catalyze or reconcile feelings of strength and power with essential qualities of the feminine; distorted connection with the masculine Self or animus


(Chrysothamnus nauseosus (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Active and lively consciousness; alert, flexible and mobile state of mind

Patterns of Imbalance – Easily overwhelmed by details; unable to cope with simultaneous events or demanding situations

Red Clover

(Trifolium pratense (pink-red))

Positive Qualities – Self-aware behavior, calm and steady presence, especially in emergency situations

Patterns of Imbalance – Susceptible to mass hysteria and anxiety, easily influenced by panic or other forms of group thought


(Rosmarinus officinalis (violet-blue))

Positive Qualities – Warm physical presence; embodiment, vibrantly incarnated

Patterns of Imbalance – Forgetfulness, poorly incarnated in body, lacking physical/etheric warmth; higher ego forces which are not integrated with the physical body


(Salvia officinalis (violet))

Positive Qualities – Drawing wisdom from life experience; reviewing and surveying one’s life process from a higher perspective

Patterns of Imbalance – Seeing life as ill-fated or undeserved; inability to perceive higher purpose and meaning life events


(Artemesia tridentata (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Essential or “empty” consciousness, deep awareness of the inner Self, capable of transformation and change

Patterns of Imbalance – Over-identification with the illusory parts of one-self; purifying and cleansing the self to release dysfunctional aspects of one’s personality or surroundings


(Carnegiea giganteus (white, yellow center))

Positive Qualities – Awareness of what is ancient and sacred, a sense of tradition or lineage; ability to learn from elders

Patterns of Imbalance – Conflict with images of authority, sense of separateness or alienation from the past

Saint John’s Wort

(Hypericum perforatum (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Illumined consciousness light-filled awareness and strength

Patterns of Imbalance – Overly expanded state leading to psychic and physical vulnerability; deep fears, disturbed dreams

Scarlet Monkeyflower

(Mimulus cardinalis (red))

Positive Qualities – Emotional honesty, direct and clear communication of deep feelings, integration of the emotional “shadow”

Patterns of Imbalance – Fear of intense feelings, repression of strong emotions; inability to resolve issues of anger and powerlessness

Scotch broom

(Cytisus scoparius (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Positive and optimistic feelings about the world and about future events; sun-like forces of caring, encouragement and purpose

Patterns of Imbalance – Feeling weighed down and depressed; overcome with pessimism and despair, especially regarding one’s personal relationship to world events

Self Heal

(Prunella vulgaris (violet))

Positive Qualities – Healthy, vital sense of self; healing and beneficent forces arising from within oneself, deep sense of wellness and wholeness

Patterns of Imbalance – Inability to take inner responsibility for one’s healing, lacking in spiritual motivation for wellness, overly dependent on external help

Shasta Daisy

(Chrysanthemum maximum (white/yellow center))

Positive Qualities – Mandalic or holistic consciousness, synthesizing ideas into a living wholeness

Patterns of Imbalance – Over intellectualization of reality, especially seeing information as bits and pieces rather than parts of a whole

Shooting Star

(Dodecatheon hendersonii (violet/pink))

Positive Qualities – Humanized spirituality, cosmic consciousness warmed with caring for all that is human and earthly

Patterns of Imbalance – Profound feeling of alienation, especially not feeling at home on earth, nor a part of the earth family


(Antirrhinum majus (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Lively, dynamic energy; healthy libido; verbal communication which is emotionally balanced

Patterns of Imbalance – Verbal aggression and hostility; repressed or misdirected libido; tension around jaw

Star Thistle

(Centaurea solstitialis (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Generous and inclusive, a giving and sharing nature, feeling an inner sense of abundance

Patterns of Imbalance – Basing actions on a fear of lack, inability to give freely and openly, or to trust a higher perspective

Star Tulip

(Calochortus tolmiei (white/purple))

Positive Qualities – Sensitive and receptive attunement; serene, inner listening to others and to higher worlds, especially in dreams and meditation

Patterns of Imbalance – Feelings of being hardened or cut-off, inability to feel quiet inner presence or attunement, unable to meditate or pray

Sticky Monkeyflower

(Mimulus aurantiacus (orange))

Positive Qualities – Balanced integration of human warmth and sexual intimacy; ability to express deep feelings of love and connectedness, especially in sexual relationships

Patterns of Imbalance – Repressed sexual feelings, or acting out inappropriate sexual behavior; inability to experience human warmth in sexual experiences; deep fear of sexuality and intimacy


(Helianthus annuus (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Balanced sense of individuality, spiritualized ego forces, sun-radiant personality

Patterns of Imbalance – Distorted sense of self; inflation of self effacement, low self-esteem or arrogance; poor relation to father or masculine aspect of self

Sweet Pea

(Lathyrus latifolius (red-purple))

Positive Qualities – Commitment to community, social connectedness, a sense of one’s place on Earth

Patterns of Imbalance – Wandering, seeking, inability to form bonds with social community or find one’s place on Earth


(Tanacetum vulgare (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Decisive and goal-oriented, deliberate and purposeful in action, self-directed

Patterns of Imbalance – Lethargy, procrastination, inability to take straightforward action; habits which undermine or subvert real intention of self

Tiger Lily

(Lilium hummboldtii (orange/brown spots))

Positive Qualities – Cooperative service with others, extending feminine forces into social situations, inner peace and harmony as a foundation for outer relationships

Patterns of Imbalance – Overly aggressive, competitive, hostile attitude; excessive “yang” forces, separatist tendencies


(Trillium chloropetalum (purple))

Positive Qualities – Selfless, service, altruistic sacrifice of personal desires for the common good, inner purity

Patterns of Imbalance – Greed and lust for possessions and power; excessive ambition, overcome with personal needs and desires; materialism and congestion

Trumpet Vine

(Campsis tagliabuana (red-orange))

Positive Qualities – Articulate and colorful in verbal expression; active, dynamic projection of oneself in social situations

Patterns of Imbalance – Lack of vitality or soul force in expression; inability to be assertive or to speak clearly, impediments in speech


(Viola odorata (Violet-blue))

Positive Qualities – Delicate, highly perceptive, sensitive, elevated spiritual perspective; sharing with others while remaining true to oneself

Patterns of Imbalance – Profound shyness, reserve, aloofness, fear of being submerged in groups


(Achillea millefolium (white))

Positive Qualities – Inner radiance and strength of aura, compassionate awareness, inclusive sensitivity, beneficent healing forces

Patterns of Imbalance – Extreme vulnerability to others and to the environment; easily depleted, overly absorbent of negative influences, psychic toxicity

Yarrow Special Formula

(flower essences of Achillea millefolium (white) Arnica mollis, and Echinacea purpurea, with Yarrow and Echinacea tinctures, in a sea salt water base)

Positive Qualities – Enhancing integrity of etheric body, vital formative forces

Patterns of Imbalance – Disturbance of life-force and vitality by noxious radiation, pollution, or other geopathic stress; residual effects of past exposure

Yellow Star Tulip

(Calochortus monophyllus (yellow))

Positive Qualities – Empathy, receptivity to the feelings and experiences of others; acting from inner truth and guidance

Patterns of Imbalance – Insensitivity to the sufferings of others; lack of awareness of the consequences of one’s actions on others

Yerba Santa

(Eriodictyon californicum (violet))

Positive Qualities – Free-flowing emotion, ability to harmonize breathing with feeling; capacity to express a full range of human emotion, especially pain and sadness – Constricted feelings, particularly in the chest; internalized grief and melancholy, deeply repressed emotions


(Zinnia elegans (red))

Positive Qualities – Childlike humor and playfulness; experiencing the joyful inner child, lightheartedness, detached perspective on self

Patterns of Imbalance – Over seriousness, dullness heaviness, lack of humor; overly somber sense of Self, repressed inner child