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The August Birth Flower is the Gladiolus
The August birth flower is the gladiolus, which symbolizes strength of character. This stately flower is available in a wide range of colors, from white to yellow to pink to purple. The flowers grow on tall stems and make excellent cut flowers for arrangements.
The Gladiolus is a member of the Iris family
Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). It contains about 260 species distributed in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. The center of diversity for the genus is found in the Mediterranean Basin.
The genus occurs in Asia, Madagascar, and Southern Africa. The flowers are large and often brightly colored, attract pollinators such as bees, and are sometimes eaten by livestock. The plants grow from corms, and have linear leaves with parallel veins clumped together at the base of the plant.
The Gladiolus is also known as the Sword Lily
The gladiolus is the birth flower for August. It is also known as the sword lily because of its long, blade-like leaves. The gladiolus flower comes in a wide range of colors, from white and cream to pink and purple.
The gladiolus has a long history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. In Roman times, the flower was associated with gladiators. The gladiolus was also the state flower of Missouri from 1923 to 1955.
Today, the Gladiolus is a popular choice for cut flowers and is often used in arrangements for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.
The Gladiolus is native to South Africa
The Gladiolus is the August birth flower. This flowering plant is also known as the ‘Sword lily’, because of its long, pointy petals. The genus Gladiolus contains about 260 species, and is distributed in temperate climates worldwide.
The Gladiolus is native to South Africa, but it has been naturalized in many other parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, and North America. In its native habitat, it grows in sunny, open areas such as grasslands and savannas. The plant can reach a height of up to six feet (two meters), and the flowers are typically six inches (15 centimeters) in diameter.
The Gladiolus flower comes in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, pink, purple, red, and orange. The flowers are borne on spikes that emerge from the base of the plant. Each spike can have up to 40 individual flowers.
The Gladiolus is associated with a number of meanings, including strength of character and moral integrity. It is also considered a symbol of remembrance and infatuation.
The Gladiolus is the national flower of Bulgaria
The Gladiolus is the national flower of Bulgaria. August’s birth flower is the poppy, which symbolizes chance and change.