20 FACTS ABOUT LILY OF THE VALLEY & HAWTHORN, MAY’S BIRTH FLOWERS #2

People born in May are lucky to have lily of the valley and hawthorn as their own unique birth flowers.

These flowers are beautiful symbols of springtime in many parts of the world and are often found in woodlands.

Lily of the valley symbolizes purity, joy, and love. It is identified by its delicate bell-shaped flowers and lush green leaves and can grow to around 8 inches (20 centimeters) tall.

They are members of the asparagus family. Lily of the valley is related to many other plants, including bluebells, hyacinths, and Mauritius hemp.

The lily of the valley was the focus of Thomas Cowherd’s poem, “Song To The Lily Of The Valley.” Cowherd, who lived from 1817 to 1907, described this flower as “true beauty.”

There are various types of lily of the valley. These include “Hardwick Hall” and “Vic Pawlowski’s Gold,” both of which have flowers that are larger than average.

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