Flower Lore

Browse our articles on flower related folklore, which enjoys a long history of stories and legends spanning dozens of cultures.

Carnation The January Birth Flower

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January’s birth month flower, the carnation, brings colorful and long-lasting blooms to an otherwise dull winter month. But what do carnation flowers symbolize, why are they associated with January, and how can you grow them? These fascinating facts and folklore will make you appreciate this understated flower all year long! About Carnations A fragrant perennial,

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Birth Month Flowers: How To Plant A Family Garden

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Design a landscape that’s meaningful and memorable for you and your loved ones by planting your family’s birth month flowers. Categorized by month and blooming conditions, birth flowers hold a special meaning similar to birthstones and zodiac signs. Many believe they can represent your personality, emotions, and relationships — helping you form a deeper connection

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Poppy Flower — Facts, Symbolism, And Gardening Tips

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Have you ever wondered if the poppy seeds on the bagel you’re eating come from the same poppy flower that produces opium? They actually do, but they have been scrubbed of the milky substance which forms illegal narcotics and therefore are perfectly safe to eat. Don’t be alarmed: The poppy flowers growing in your backyard are a different species! There are 120 varieties of poppies—only one of which you cannot grow in the US. Learn all about poppy flower history, nutrition, folklore, and tips for growing. Read on.

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Daffodil The March Birth Flower

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Often one of the earliest blooms to brighten spring landscapes, it is no surprise that the daffodil is honored as the March birth flower as spring begins with the vernal equinox. But what makes these cheerful flowers even more engaging and symbolic for the month of March? The more you know about daffodils, the better

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Violet The February Birth Flower

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Violets are edible, and are often used to decorate salads, or sprinkled over fish or poultry. They are also often candied in sugar and eaten on their own or used to decorate pastries, or distilled into a sweet syrup used to make violet-flavored treats or liqueurs.

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