May Names of Flowers


These are the names of flowers representing the month of May in both Eastern and Western floral calendars.

(The English flower is on the left, the Japanese flower is in the center and the Chinese flower is on the right.)

As the seasons progress the flowers begin to hold more mystery and more color - blushing but exhuberent hawthorne, sweet-scented magnolia and regal iris. In China the magnolia bears the name of the legendary warrior princess who was a 'late-bloomer', Mulan.

English Calendar = Hawthorne

Chinese Calendar = Magnolia (Mu Lan) symbol of Feminine Sweetness

Japanese Calendar = Iris (Ayame)


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