08-06-2015 August Birth Flower: Gladiolus
The official birth flower for August is the gladiolus! Named after the gladiators of ancient Rome, it is also known as the "sword lily" due to its uniquely-shaped leaves. The gladiolus symbolizes remembrance, infatuation, strength of character, faithfulness, and honor. In ancient times, they were also used by herbalists to treat physical ailments. The gladiolus is a striking and dramatically beautiful addition to any floral arrangement!