The Old Farmer’s Almanac identifies the Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn as the special flowers for the month of May.
The lily of the valley signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness.
The hawthorn plant represents hope and supreme happiness.
I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters
The hawthorn whitens; and the juicy groves
Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees,
Till the whole leafy foreſt ſtands diſplay’d,
In full luxuriance, to the ſighing gales.
James Thomson The Four Seasons 1730
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