Liturgy of the Flowers - September 2022
Below are the flowers for several feast days in September. This month has many beautiful Marian feast days as well as the always fun Michaelmas. I remember two years ago, I had told my goddaughter that the asters she was seeing on her mountain hikes were called Mary's Birthday Flower as they often are in full bloom around September 8th, Our Lady's birthday. So she pressed some, and then she brought them to me. What a gift! If you see any of the flowers listed that bloom locally to you, think of pressing some and sending them to friends or family who live in a different climate and share the beauty of the liturgy of the flowers!
The list also includes flowers with a similar appearance in order to increase your chances of seeing any blooms and remembering the presence of God.
- similar flowers: Coreopsis, blanket flower, Calendula
- similar flowers: purple coneflower, daisies, chamomile, chrysanthemums, ice plant
- similar flowers: clover, black medic
DANDELION. Taraxicum officinal, religious name: Mary's Bitter Sorrow
- similar flowers: sow thistle, hawksbeard, coltsfoot, hawkweed, flatweed
- similar flowers: Dame's rocket, Heartleaf bergenia, Cleome
- similar trees: juniper, cedar
- similar flowers: larkspur (Consolida ajacis), monkshood, Gladiolus, snapdragons, sweet peas
- similar flowers: Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana), Dutch iris, Japanese iris, Siberian iris, Northern blue flag
- similar flowers: anemones, Bush's poppy mallow, evening primrose
- similar flowers: purple coneflower, other daisies, chamomile, chrysanthemums, ice plant