Project 2010 - Flower of the Month
Motif 05 for May - Lily of the Valley
May: Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley has been associated with May for centuries. The flower has been used since the middle ages when they were popular in bridal bouquets to symbolise purity and modesty.
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.”
The meaning of the May Birth Flower is Sweetness, Humility and Return of Happiness.