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July’s flower is the Water Lily and Larkspur

Burst of Light Bouquet

Just as there is a specific birthstone for each month, there is also a specific flower of the month that is symbolic to ones birth. July’s birth flower is the Water Lily with the alternate flower being the Larkspur. So basically, July babies have it made and are special with their two flowers.

The Water Lily, (Nymphaeaceae or “water lily family”), is a flowering plant that can be found throughout the world and is the national flower of Bangladesh. The fragrant Water Lilies are generally white in color. Florida has a species all its own that is called the Yellow Water Lily.

The larkspur (Ranunculaceae) is native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and on the high mountains of tropical Africa. Other names are, lark’s heel (Shakespeare), lark’s claw and knight’s spur. The flower has five petals which grow together to form a hollow flower with a spur at the end, which gives the plant its name.

Both the water lily and the larkspur are associated with lightheartedness and levity and evoke feelings of carefree, lightness, and relaxation.