I think the talking flowers where meaner. They made fun of her just because she wasn't a flower like the rest of them. The caterpillar was trying to get alice to relize that noone was going to give her a good answer and needed to think of the answer her self by putting everything she knew up to that point together. Or atlest that's how I understood as.
Blasted flowers!!! Grrrr, in each and every way, they're annoying! I wouldn't be surprised if Alice hated them! * Tries to look at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass summary*
The flowers Alice meet include a tiger-lily, a rose, daisies, a violet, and a larkspur. Alice first meets them in the garden, where they mistake her for a type of flower that can move. The one Alice first makes contact with is a Tiger-lily, who sets the other flowers straight. When Alice asks if they are frightened when no one takes care of them, the rose tells her that the tree in the middle is there. The daisies tell her that it says "Bough-wough," which is why branches are called boughs. Then all of them make shrill voices and don't stop until Alice whispers that she will pick them if they don't hold their tongues. The violet rudely tells Alice that she had never seen anyone looked stupider, of course, she'd never seen anybody herself as explained by the tiger-lily. The rose tells her there is another flower that can move like her and looks like her but that she is redder, her petals are shorter, and she wears her thorns on her head. The larkspur hears this flower on the gravel-walk. Alice discovers that the red flower is the Red Queen, her hair the petals and thorns the points of her crown. Alice leaves the flowers to meet the Queen. Some of the flowers are pawns with the daisies being both red and white, while the tiger-lily and the rose are white.
stare I hate those flowers. I will definitely pick them up and crush them and burn them....burning_eyes
I find it hard to pin the label of mean on either of them. Remember that the Caterpillar was trying to help Alice and educate her while Alice (to him) was being unreasonable, short-tempered and rude. In the same way the flowers - though they seem elitist - rather liked Alice until they decided she was a weed. Weeds are a danger to a flower garden; stealing food, water, space and sunlight from delicate seedlings and weaker plants. They may have laughed at her droopy petals but they probably talked to each other much the same way.