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Flowers And Their Meanings: What Is Your Birth Flower

FLOWERS

 

 

What month were you born?

By now, you probably know everything there is to know about your Chinese zodiac sign, animal sign, or birth stone. But have you ever heard about birth flowers? Like other birth symbols mentioned above, experts believe they can say something about a person’s personality or preferences.

Learn all about your birth flower and see if what it says about you is true.

An informative read, it also might give you a clue as to what kind of flower arrangement to give a friend or a loved one born on a particular month.

 

January

  • Birth Flower: Carnation 
  • Love and fascination 
  • Pink carnation symbolizes a mother’s undying love.

February

  • Birth Flower: Iris
  • Faith, valor, and wisdom (Iris)
  • An iconic symbol of France, fleur de lis
  • The ideal flower to give a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary

March

  • Birth Flower: Daffodil 
  • New beginnings
  • A bouquet of  daffodils is said to be the best gift to send someone your best wishes and good luck. On the contrary, others link single-bloom daffodils to bad luck.

April

  • Birth Flower: Daisy
  • Innocence, loyalty, and purity
  • A flower that can represent a shared secret between two friends.

May

  • Birth Flower: Lily of the valley 
  • Purity, sweetness, and humility
  • Interestingly, its scientific name “majalis,” literally translates to “of May or belonging to May.”
  • Princess Grace of Monaco, Princess Diana, and the Duchess Catherine of Cambridge all chose lily of the valley for their wedding bouquets. 

June

  • Birth Flower: Rose 
  • Love, romance, and passion
  • In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, gave Eros this flower.
  • In Egyptian history, Cleopatra, the last lady ruler of Ptolemic Egypt, ushered in her lover Mark Antony with a bed chamber flooded with fragrant rose petals. 

    July

    • Birth Flower: Delphinium
    • Derived from the Greek word for “dolphin,” which strongly resembles its shape 
    • Also known as larkspur, delphinium stands for someone’s open heart and ardent attachment.

    August

    • Birth Flower: Gladiola 
    • Comes from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword, because of its sword-shaped foliage; sometimes called the sword lily.
    • Describes strength, moral integrity, and infatuation
    • Giving a bouquet of gladiola to someone means piercing his or her heart with burning passion.

     

    September

    • Birth Flower: Aster 
    • Love and patience 
    • Named after the Greek word for star
    • These daisy-like perennials have petals that looks like a twinkling star

    October

    • Birth Flower: Marigold 
    • Warm and everlasting love
    • Grief and sorrow
    • A striking perennial often associated to the light of the sun, marigolds are also a beautiful mosquito-repellent flower. 
    • In some traditions, marigolds are used in funerals and offered or planted on a loved one’s grave.

    November

    • Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
    • Friendship, optimism, joy
    • For the Japanese, the amazing order of the chrysanthemum’s petals is an epitome of perfection. 
    • Confucius considers chrysanthemum an object of meditation.

    December

    • Birth Flower: Poinsettia
    • Good cheer, merriment, success
    • Poinsettia is the official Christmas flower.
    • The ancient Aztecs believe poinsettia embodies purity.

       



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