June Birth Flower

By Naeem Noor | Updated on February 28, 2024

Reviewed by Rittika

The month of June has two birth flowers. The primary birth flower is the rose, and the secondary flower is the honeysuckles.

June birth flower –  Roses

Rose, scientifically known as Rosa rubiginosa, is a famous flower renowned for its beauty and fragrance. With approximately 300 species, they are diverse in terms of size, color, and shape. Their glossy, green leaves have toothed edges, and their stems are typically thorny. 

While the majority of rose species are native to Asia, others are thought to have originated in North America, Europe, or Northwest Africa.

The rose represented the battles fought in the 15th century for the English throne between the families of York and Lancaster. Red roses stood for Lancaster, and white roses were associated with York. The fight between the two was known as the “War of the Roses.”

Since roses have long been associated with love, giving them as a token of affection is common. Roses are also a sign of joy, passion, and beauty. 

They are available in a variety of bright and stunning colors, including white, yellow, pink, and red, each of which has an individual significance. Red symbolizes long-lasting love, orange represents excitement and desire, yellow represents joy and friendship, and the white rose represents purity and innocence.

Roses have traditionally been utilized in food, medicine, and decoration. It is one of the most commonly used skincare components. In addition, roses are used for stress relief, as an antidepressant, and as a moderate sedative.

Fun fact: Rose leaves in Colorado provide fossil proof that plants in the rose family have existed for at least 35 million years. 

June birth flower –  Honeysuckles

Honeysuckle, also known as Lonicera periclymenum, is a fragrant flower with four petals that grow in two pairs or clusters. This plant produces flowers in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, purple, pink, and red. The plant can reach a maximum length of 30 feet and features oval-shaped leaves.

Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, honeysuckle can be found all over the world.

Honeysuckles were first brought to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. The Druids represented happiness and joy with honeysuckle symbols in the Celtic alphabet.

White honeysuckle represents innocence, yellow represents friendship, pink represents flirtation, and red represents passion and love.

Traditionally, honeysuckle represented joy and love for a freshly discovered romance. It’s also been said to evoke memories of first loves. They also represent connections between people; a perfect flower for both friends and lovers.

Numerous illnesses, such as skin problems, headaches, respiratory problems, and digestive difficulties, can be treated with honeysuckle. Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, it has also been used in Chinese medicine.

Fun fact: Honey can be made by extracting nectar from honeysuckle flowers.

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  • Naeem Noor

    As a graduate in Modern Literature, my fascination with symbolism, especially the symbolism of nations, drives my work at SymbolHunt. Through my articles, I passionately delve into the hidden meanings behind national emblems and motifs. Drawing on my expertise in language and culture, I invite readers to join me on a journey of exploration into the rich tapestry of symbolism that defines our world, fostering a deeper appreciation for our shared cultural heritage.

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Rose

Scientific name Rosa rubiginosa
Family Rosaceae
Kingdom Plantae
Order Rosales

Honeysuckle

Scientific name Lonicera periclymenum
Family Caprifoliaceae
Kingdom Plantae
Order Dipsacales
Sub Family Caprifolioideae