Monday, February 12, 2018

The Confusions of Flowers in our Calendar

February Flower
With this post... I want to talk about the confusion of "Flowers" in our Calendar. 

We have National Flowers, Birth Month Flowers (which is also referred to as Flower-of-the-month), and Birthday Flowers. As you can see this can be extremely confusing but all 3 represent something different. In this article I'm going to help you understand the different between the 3. 

1) National Flowers are a symbol of the representing country. Some national flowers have cultural or religious roots that go back hundreds or even thousands of years and may or may not have been officially adopted. Others have been adopted only in recent years as a result of growing environmental consciousness. In any case, flowers are found to have assumed a significant importance not just in the lives of some persons but the whole nations and in fact, the whole world. 


  • United States of America
  • Rose (Rosa)
  • The rose was officially adopted on November 20,1986. (Some information says October 7, 1986 with President Reagan)
You can see the complete list of them at 
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2)  Flower-Of-the-Month: Each month has a flower that symbolizes the month of somebody's birth. The characteristics that the flower has may be "inherited" by whomever is born in that certain month person. Every month has a flower that is sometimes referred to as a Birth Month Flower.
Flowers by month is a term describing flowers related to a recipient's birth month, and in general flowers associated with particular months of the year. It is one of a class of specialized categorizations offered by florists.
February: This month is associated with St. Valentine’s Day and red roses. However, the flower for the month is Violet. The flower symbolises faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting violets in the Victorian era conveyed the message 'I’ll always be true’. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream. One must remember that an older English name for the plant is "heartease."
You can see complete list here

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3)  Birthday Flowers: "Birthday Flowers" are ascribed by tradition for those born on any given date in the year in Europe and the west. Not all are precisely flowers, however. A few examples for February is listed below. 
February
  1 - sweetpea
  2 - yellow rose
  3 - saffron
  4 - pansy
  5 - marsh mallow
  6 - mistletoe
  7 - linden
  8 - pineapple flower
  9 - leek
10 - Common hawthorn
11 - cypress
12 - dewplant
13 - clematis
14 - gillyflower
15 - conium









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We also have a National Flower Day which is celebrated on March 21





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