More about Lily of the Valley

The birth flower for May is the Lily of the Valley. It implies that all the people born in May share this bell-shaped flower as their birth flower. The Lily of the Valley is believed to be originated in the cooler regions of Europe and Asia. Also, some species of the May flower are native to eastern USA.

Origin of Name:
The scientific name for Lily of the Valley is, 'Majalis' or 'Maialis' which means 'belonging to May'. The Lily of the Valley also has many formal names like May Lily, May bells, Ladder-to-heaven and Male Lily. The flower is even called 'Muguet' in french.

Symbolic Meaning:
The Lily of the Valley is an ancient flower and carries deep meanings with it. The may birth flower strongly symbolizes the return of happiness. It also symbolizes modesty, purity and sweetness. Lily of the Valley also signifies the sign of Christ's second coming and thus, symbolizes hope and belief.

Personality Traits:
The people with Lily of the Valley birth flower are believed to be good-looking and charming human beings. They possess a practical attitude towards life and can easily tackle challenging situations. May born people are generally sweet and loyal friends.

Significance During Events & Holidays:
May Lily flowers are often sported on special occasions. The flowers hold significance in celebrations of occasions like May day (May 1) and Cinco de Mayo. The sweet scented, elegant looking May birth flower is a favourite with the wedding planners and brides and is hence, widely used in weddings.

Interesting facts:
- Lily of the Valley is the national flower of Finland.
- The plant is highly poisonous.
- Medical usage of the flower is believed to improve memory
- Lily of the Valley is called as 'fairy ladders' in Ireland.

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