October Names of Flowers


October names of flowers according to traditional English, Chinese and Japanese calendars.

(In the illustration the traditional English flower is closest to the bottom, the traditional Chinese flower is closest to the middle and the traditional Japanese flower is at the top.)

October bursts forth with all of the colors of fall, and the flowers and plants chosen to represent this month most surely reflect that color explosion. In the Far East, Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves pop in oranges, reds and yellows. In the West, a far more utilitarian plant is chosen - Hops, the main ingredient in brewing beer. Octoberfest, anyone?

English Calendar = Hops

Chinese Calendar = Chrysanthemum (Chu Hua) symbol of Harvest, Rest and Ease

Japanese Calendar = Maple (Momiji)




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