May birth flower is an elegant and fragrant plant Lily of the valley.
The lily of the valley heralds from northern Europe. As a result, it did not originally have a Latin or Greek name. The monks who named it had knowledge of botany and so chose a Latin name for it that had religious connotations. The naming of the plant referred not only to the flower’s tendency to grow in valleys but also to the Song of Solomon where we read the phrase “I am the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valley.”
One of the colloquial names for the lily of the valley is Our Lady’s Tears because legend claims that the flower sprung up from the Virgin Mary’s tears, which she shed at the foot of the cross. As a result, the flower became associated with Mary.
A long time ago boys and girls would give bouquets of lilies to each other because it was supposed to bring good fortune in love. Because of the timing of the plant’s blossom, it was often referred to as May Lily or May Bells.
Since the Middle Ages, white lilies are often included as a traditional part of the bride’s bouquet and are considered symbolic of modesty and purity. This graceful flower also represents strength and natural beauty and was greatly favored during the Victorian era, with its hidden message, ‘you have made my life complete’.
If you send arrangement with lilies to someone, you are sending a message that you desire fortune in love or that you wish to make the right choice.