Did you know that like birthstones and zodiac signs, there is also a birth flower for each month. These birth flowers are distinctive and have their meanings. Below is a short description of the birth flowers and their meanings.
The carnation is the January birth flower. The plant traces its roots to Asia were it was cultivated for more than 2,000 years. The carnation is a tall flower growing one to three feet high. The carnation plant usually has many lightly smelling sweet blossoms. The word carnation is derived from the Greek words that mean “flower of the gods.” Carnations may symbolize pride, admiration, beauty, gratitude and love. A white carnation has the flower meaning of friendship, red carnation for love, a pink one romance, yellow for disdain, striped carnation for refusal, purple carnations indicate capriciousness and green carnations are for St. Patrick’s Day. On Mother’s Day wear a red or pink carnation if your mother is still alive, or a white one to remember a mother that has passed on.
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