Understanding Your Birth Flower

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 13, 2018)

In the United States and Britain, there has been a long tradition of flowers having a meaning. In fact, it has long been said that flowers have a language of their own. If you can understand that language, a bouquet of flowers can often say more than a letter. Just as there is also a tradition of having a birthstone, there is also a tradition of having a birth flower. Depending on whether you are in Britain, or you are in the United States the meaning can change. If you would like to begin understanding your birth flower, then keep reading. Below is a list of the months, flowers and what they typically mean.

  • January. In Britain, the birth flower for January is the carnation and this flower is the embodiment of love, pride, beauty, fascination and distinction. Whereas in the United States, this months birth flower is the snowdrop.
  • February. February is the month of the Iris in Britain, and this entails faith, hope and wisdom. In the United States this is the month of the Primrose.
  • March. If you were born in the month of March, then according to both the English and United States traditions you have the daffodil for a birth flower. This flower is supposed to symbolize rebirth, respect, regard, as well as unrequited love.
  • April. April is the month of the Daisy in both England and the United States. The daisy is also the embodiment of modesty and simplicity.
  • May. If you have the month of May for your birth month, then you also have the lily as your birth flower. This flower has long been the symbol of humility, sweetness, purity, and chastity.
  • June. June, often the month of weddings, is also the month of the rose. This is pretty fitting when you consider that the rose is the symbol of love and appreciation. However, be aware that there are other meanings that depend on the color of the rose.
  • July. If you were born in July, then you happen to have the flower larkspur as your birth flower. The meaning of this flower tends to go really good with this month, since the larkspur also symbolizes lightness and levity.
  • August. In August, you have the gladiolus as your birth flower. This is the flower of remembrance.
  • September. Those born in September have the forget-me-not as their birth flower. The meaning of the forget-me-not is daintiness and patience.
  • October. If you were born in October, then you have the marigold as your birth flower. Marigolds are the symbol of winning grace.
  • November. Chances are, that if you were born in the month of November that you may be known for your compassion and friendship. In fact that, and secret love, are the meaning of this months birth flower, the chrysanthemum.
  • December. December has the paperwhite as its birth flower. This flower is supposed to reflect the sweetness of those who receive it.

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Lee Wyatt

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