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August Birth Flower

August’s Birth Flower: the
Gladiolus

  • The name of the gladiolous comes from the Latin word for sword. The flower is sometimes called the “sword lily.”
  • There are over 300 recognized species of gladiolous occurring in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa.
  • Gladiolous is the flower associated with a fortieth wedding anniversary.
August Birthstone

August’s Birthstone
Peridot

  • Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green.
  • Peridot crystals have been collected from some meteorites.
  • Periodots were favored by pirates, who considered them powerful amulets against evil.

August
Zodiac Signs

Leo
(July 23 to August 22)
Qualities: Creative,
Passionate, Generous

Virgo
(August 23 to September 22)
Qualities: Loyal,
Kind, Practical