The birth flowers for July are the lovely tall Larkspur and the striking aquatic Water Lily, which both bloom in summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
July Birth Flower: Larkspur
The first birth flower of July is the Larkspur or Delphiniums. Larkspurs are a group of tall showy flowers that occur in beautiful colors of purple, blue, red, yellow or white. The petals fuse together forming a spur and hence the flower's name.
The larkspur is natural to Europe and has spread throughout North America due to its popularity as a garden plant.
The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that Larkspurs convey open heart and ardent attachment.
July Birth Flower: Water Lily
The second flower for July is the Water Lily.
Water Lilies are a family of aquatic plants common to tropical and temperate regions, with large round floating leaves and stunning flowers in many colors and forms.
The white Water Lily is the national flower of Bangladesh and the blue Water Lily is the national flower of Sri Lanka.
Birth flower reference: Floriography Today by S. Theresa Dietz (2000)
Books about the Language of Flowers
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