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Birth Flower

Flowers are a beautiful gift to give and receive for a number of significant occasions, or for no particular reason at all, other than brightening someoneís day. Every flower has its own history and meaning and then each color has its own symbolism. Birthdays are a joyous time for celebrating and what could be more perfect than to give a gift of that monthís flower?

What is my Birth Flower?

Listed below are the birth months, corresponding flower, botanical name, flower meaning, and the color variation, as compiled from The Old Farmerís Almanac and Whatís My Birth Flower?.
  • Birth Month
  • Birth Flower
  • Botanical Name
  • Flower Meaning
  • Flower Color Variations
  • January
  • Carnations
  • Dianthus caryophyllus
  • Pride and beauty. Pink carnations stand for affection, red represents love, and white stands for pure love
  • Pink, purple, red, striped, white, yellow
  • February
  • Violets
  • Viola reichenbachiana
  • Faithfulness, loyalty, and watchfulness
  • Varying shades of purple and blue
  • March
  • Daffodils
  • Narcissus
  • Unequaled love and chivalry
  • Yellow or white
  • April
  • Daisies
  • Bellis perennis
  • Innocence, love, and simplicity
  • Lavender, pink, red, yellow, white
  • May
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Convallaria majalis
  • Restored happiness and sweetness
  • White
  • June
  • Roses
  • Genus Rosa
  • Pink roses mean happiness, red symbolize romance, and white represents purity
  • Cream, lavender, peach, pink, red, white, yellow
  • July
  • Larkspur
  • Delphinium
  • Purple denotes first love and white symbolizes a happy nature
  • Blue, lavender, light pink, red, white
  • August
  • Gladiolus
  • Gladiolus communis
  • Infatuation, remembrance, and strong character
  • Lavender, light pink, orange, red, white, yellow
  • September
  • Aster
  • Aster amellus
  • Powerful love and patience
  • Hot pink, lavender, purple, red, white
  • October
  • Marigolds
  • Tagetes
  • Undying love
  • Gold, orange, yellow
  • November
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Chrysanthemum indicum
  • Red chrysanthemums represent love and white stands for absolute truth and purity
  • Cream, green, orange, purple, red, white, yellow
  • December
  • Poinsettia
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • "You're the only one"
  • Red and green

Sources:
http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings
http://www.whatsmybirthflower.com/

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