The March Birth Flower is the Daffodil – also called Narcissus

The March birth flower is the delightful Daffodil which blooms in spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

5 Facts about the March Flower Daffodil

1. Daffodils are also known as Jonquil or Narcissus and the flowers are white, yellow or orange

2. Daffodils are native to woodlands and meadows of southern Europe and North Africa with the center of diversity in the western Mediterranean. They are often associated with spring festivals in these regions.

3. The name Narcissus is linked to the Greek word for 'narcotic' and the Greek myth of a youth that fell in love with his own reflection (narcissism).

4. The daffodil is a national flower of of both Wales and Iran.

5. The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that daffodils symbolize friendship and happiness.

Most references only quote one birthday flower for the month of March whereas most of the other months have two flowers associated with them. The article below lists the primary flower for each month.

Birth flower reference: Floriography Today by S. Theresa Dietz

Birth Flowers January to December

By Linda Thurlow

The origins of flowers associated with each month of the year go back to the middle ages and beyond. Depending on the religion or culture of our global cousins, flowers have different meanings and symbolically represent different things.

Below are just a few ideas that represent the months of the year and the flowers that are symbolic of that month...

January is represented by the Carnation. Pink Carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance. According to Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the cross. Carnations represent love, fascination and distinction...

February is represented by the Iris. This plant symbolizes the Fleur-de-Lis, Emblem of France; your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope, wisdom, and valor...

March is represented by the Daffodil, this hardy plant flowers in spring, it represents, regard, unrequited love, you're the only one...

April is represented by the Daisy, it comes from the sunflower family, it symbolizes innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, and purity...

May is represented by the Lily; (white) represents virginity, purity, and majesty. The range of lilies extends across much of Europe across most of Asia to Japan, India, and the Philippine's. They extend from southern Canada through much of the US...

June is represented by the Rose. Depending on the color the rose has many meanings and messages. Roses for the bride mean happiness and love. A coral rose represents desire, whilst dark crimson can mean grief. The red rose signifies respect and love (passionate)...

MARCH | MONTHLY BIRTHSTONE AND BIRTH FLOWER by Chuubibi (4.5mins)

March Birthday Flower Daffodil
March Birthday - Hand Quilled Birth Flower Card - Daffodil by Craft Speak Studios

Birth Flowers January to December cont.

July is represented by the Delphinium. The name comes from the Greek word Delphi's, a reference to the flower's resemblance to the bottle-like nose of the dolphin. It symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment...

August is represented by the Gladioli; this amazing plant is sometimes called the sword lily, it is the flower of the gladiators,it symbolizes sincerity...

September is represented by the Aster. The name of this plant comes from an ancient Greek work meaning star. It symbolizes love and daintiness...

October is represented by the Marigold. It is a member of the sunflower family. Christians called Marigolds, Mary's Gold. It symbolizes affection and grace. In some cultures it symbolizes cruelty, jealousy and grief...

November is represented by the Chrysanthemum. They come in many colors, with many meanings; they mostly symbolize optimism and happiness...

December is represented by the Poinsettia. It is also known as the Christmas Star. It is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. This gorgeous red plant symbolizes merriment and good cheer.

Linda Thurlow advocates sending flowers to new parents. Flowers represent wonderful thoughts and feelings. Send them with love.

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Article Link: Birth Flowers January to December by Linda Thurlow
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