Birth Flowers Are The Fresh Alternative To Birthstones

You might have heard of birthstones that represent the month you have been born. But did you know there are flowers associated with each month, too? I had no idea.

So when I found out I quickly searched for my birth month to see what flower corresponds with it. Needless to say, it was a bit of a surprise. If you want to know yours check this out.

January - Carnation and Snowdrop

Apparently, red carnations represent deep love, pink for a mother's love, and yellow for disappointment.

Snowdrops, on the other hand, signify hope and beauty.

February - Violet and Primrose

Gorgeous violets definitely signify watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. While primrose is the perfect flower to give to someone you just can't live without.

March - Daffodil and Jonquil

OMG, I adore daffodils and jonquils. It's so fitting that these flowers are March flowers. A daffodil symbolizes unequaled love.

April - Daisy and Sweet Pea

Who doesn't love daisies? They symbolize innocence, loyal love, purity, and a best-kept secret between friends. Heavenly scented sweet peas convey blissful pleasure. Indeed.

May - Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn

Another favorite of mine, lily of the valley, conveys sweetness, humility, and return to happiness. Hawthorn represents hope and supreme happiness.

June - Rose And Honeysuckle

All June babies must love roses, ha, ha. Red roses mean love, pink roses mean happiness, white roses signify innocence, and yellow ones, jealousy. Honeysuckle represents everlasting bonds of love.

July - Larkspur And Water Lily

Larkspur conveys strong bonds of love and each color has a different meaning. Water lily, however, is a symbol of purity and majesty.

August - Gladiolus and Poppy

Apparently gladiolus symbolizes a heart "pierced with love". A red poppy means pleasure, while a white poppy is given to console someone, and yellow ones wish wealth and success.

September - Aster and Morning Glory

Asters are symbols of love and were even once used to ward off serpents — yikes! On the other hand, morning glories signify affection.

October - Marigold and Cosmos

Marigolds traditionally represented the sunrays that guided the dearly departed because of their color. Cosmos, derived from the Greek word, symbolize order, peace, and serenity.

November - Chrysanthemum

These flowers, affectionately known as "mums", come from the Greek prefix "chrys" meaning golden and "anthemion" meaning flower. Red flowers mean love, white conveys innocence, and yellow ones are for slighted love.

December - Narcissus And Holly

Fittingly, both of these flowers symbolize hope. The holly is a wish for domestic happiness. Narcissus is a wish for lovers to stay as they are.