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Birth Flowers

We all know about birthstones.  But for all, you trivia fans, do you know about birth flowers?  There is a flower assigned to each month, and supposedly individuals inherit the characteristics of the flower assigned to their birth month.  The birth month flowers and characteristics associated with them are as follows. 

MONTH

FLOWER

CHARACTERISTICS

January

Carnation

Love, distinction, fascination

February

Violet

Faithfulness

March

Daffodil

Spring, rebirth, happiness

April

Sweet Pea

Pleasure

May

Lily of the Valley

Sweetness, humility

June

Rose/Honeysuckle

Love, romance

July

Water lily

Joyfulness, positivity

August

Gladiolus

Moral integrity, the strength of character

September

Aster

Love, affection

October

Marigold

Devotion, comfort, healing

November

Chrysanthemum

Happiness, friendship

December

Narcissus

Hope, wealth, self-esteem

       
If you're thinking the list of birth flowers may be something put together by florists to sell flowers, you might be right.  The concept of birth flowers appears simply to have developed from the practice of gifting flowers to celebrate a birth.  The list of birth month flowers also varies slightly from one floral company to another.  For example, some florist websites list the December flower as Poinsettia, while others list Holly.  But who doesn't love receiving flowers for any reason? 

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Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Comments:

1.
Wow, this is a great chart! I'm going to bring it to my local coffee/tea place with my friends. It'll be a great conversation starter!

Posted by Patricia Brantley on July 15, 2019 at 12:41 PM

2.
Very interesting. Thanks. And what a lovely rose photo.

Posted by Launa Herrmann on July 16, 2019 at 1:26 PM

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