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August Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

August Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

The tall, stately, classic gladiola is the August birth flower. A member of the iris family, gladiolas are also called Sword Lilies. Their name is attributed to their sharply pointed leaves and tall stalks of flowers with pointed tips. The flower name in Latin means sword-swinging gladiators of ancient Rome. The plant does not have any sharp edges, and there is no danger in cutting yourself or someone else with these lovely August flowers. [caption id="attachment_1792" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Daiga Ellaby[/caption] Gladiola Basics There are over 250 types of gladiolas, commonly called ‘glads.’ They range in height from 3-5 feet and produce rows of colorful blooms along the length of the stem. The blooms can be in single or double rows, and there...

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