Flax flower language and birth flower

When you are happy, when you are sad, when you want to convey your feelings to someone. We often give flowers to express our feelings in various situations. If you give a flower with a flower language, you can convey your feelings to others without having to say it. There is also the idea of "birth flowers" according to the day when a person was born, and it seems that people have been eager to put their feelings into flowers since ancient times. In this article, I would like to explore the feelings of flax by looking at the "flower language" and "birth flower" of flax.

Flax flower language

First of all, I would like to introduce the flower language. We casually use the word flower language, but when we think about it, we don't really know how it came about. In this item, let's first look at the origin and origin of the flower language itself, and then approach the flax flower language.

Explain the origin and origin of flower language

Examining the origin of the flower language, its history is surprisingly old, dating back to the custom of "serum" in medieval Arabia. Serum is a bouquet that presents the feelings that you want to convey to others, and the recipient reads the meaning of the flowers and then returns the reply in a bouquet. If you compare it to the Japanese style, it is a very romantic custom, like a gift song exchanged between men and women in the Heian period.

This serum was transmitted to Europe, and the idea of "putting words in flowers" became popular.

A book titled "Le Langage des Fleurs" was published in France in the early 19th century. The big hit of this book, which means "flower language" in Japanese, has taken root in the culture that everyone loves flower language. In this way, the image of the current flower language seems to have been established in Europe in the 19th century. However, many of the origins of the flower language are based on the religions, myths, and climates of each country. It is better to think that human beings had a concept of feeling for flowers long before the word "flower language" was born.

Flax flower language

The flower language attached to flax is as follows.

Thank you ・ Simple ・ Thank you for your kindness ・ Your kindness will come to you ・ (Yado Negusa) Thank you for your kindness

The last perennial plant is a perennial plant that appears to be dead in winter but the roots are alive and may bloom again in spring. Flax is generally an annual plant that blooms and dies in a year, but there are also perennials, so it seems that each has a different flower language.

In any case, it can be said that flax has "deep gratitude for others".

With this kind of flower language, flax flowers are a perfect gift for those who are indebted to us. If you can't prepare flowers, you may be able to reach your feelings with linen-knitted clothes and mufflers.

Flax as a birth flower

Birth flowers are allocated to all 365 days a year. However, 365 kinds of flowers do not apply every day, and one kind of flower is usually in charge of several days. In addition to the daily birth flowers, there is also the idea of monthly birth flowers, and there are a wide variety of birth flowers. Nowadays, many people give birth flowers as birthday gifts to their loved ones, but how did you come up with the birth flowers in the first place? In this item, we will explore the origin of the birth flower and then introduce flax as a birth flower.

What is the meaning and origin of the birth flower?

There is no way to know exactly when and who decided on the idea of a birth flower. There are various theories, but the one that is currently predominant is the theory that originated from the religious views of ancient Greece and Rome.

The people of Greece and Rome once believed that God governs every part of nature, and that God dwells in the invisible flow of time. However, I can't see or hear the god that should be living there. Therefore, people came to think that "natural plants contain a message from God" when they see flowers that bloom naturally and large trees that are strong. The belief that God dwells in time and the flowers entrusted with the words by God. The prevailing theory is that the idea of a birth flower, which is a mixture of these two, has arisen, "allocating flowers with the will of God to each birthday." Like the flower language, it seems that people have had to find more meaning than "beautiful" and "beautiful" for flowers since ancient times.

Flax as a birth flower

The days when flax is assigned as a birth flower are 5/3, 6/1, and 6/3. Flax as an indigo plant is on the 2nd of 5/7 and 6/7.

For those who say, "This day is the birthday of that important person," it might be a good idea to give a flax product on that day. (Flowers may not be suitable for gifts because the time they bloom is limited ...) By the way, the flowers born in May are pink roses, lily of the valley, and carnations. June is lily, hydrangea and gradodisis.

About flax flowers

Did you know that flax is a wonderful flower with gratitude to others? However, I don't think there are many people who have seen the actual flax flowers. That should be it. After all, flax is currently cultivated only in a certain area of Hokkaido in Japan. In this item, I will explain what kind of flower flax has the flower word of "gratitude".

What is a flax flower?

Flax is an annual plant of the flax family. Stem fiber is a material for clothing, and seeds are a lean plant that can be edible. It has a long history and is said to have originated 10,000 or 34,000 years ago.

It has the property of growing well in cool regions, and is cultivated in countries such as Russia, France, and Eastern European countries around the world. Hokkaido is the only region in Japan that is suitable for flax cultivation. Therefore, flax is currently produced in Japan only in some areas of Hokkaido, such as Tobetsu Town in Sapporo City.

Places where you can see the colors of flax flowers and flowers

Flax blooms from late June to late July, with pale purple, beautiful flowers. The green color of the stem and the light purple color of the flower are very beautiful, and the location with the blue sky spreading in Hokkaido in early summer is a word of superb view. At first glance, you will feel comfortable in the summer nostalgia.

For those who want to actually see flax flowers, it is recommended to aim for the "Tobetsu Flax Festival" held in July every year in Tobetsu Town, Hokkaido.

Tobetsu Town is a town that revived flax cultivation in Hokkaido, which was once cut off in the Showa era, in 2001, and is a place that can be said to be a base for domestic flax in modern times. We have many flax fields where high-quality flax blooms, and we hold events to appreciate flax according to the season when the flowers bloom. That is the Tobetsu flax festival. The holding time is usually as early as 7:00 and ends at 13:30. This is because flax flowers bloom early in the morning and disperse before the sun rises. Please be careful if you want to participate. Flax is a rare flower that grows only in Hokkaido in Japan, and the flowering time is not as long as a few hours in the morning. It is quite difficult to see the real thing, but if you have the opportunity, I would like you to see its beauty in your eyes.

Reference: Flax festival held in Hokkaido


I have explained the flax flower language and its role as a birth flower. Flax is familiar as a linen product or flaxseed oil, but when it comes to flowers, some people may not be able to get it right. I would like to thank those people if they can feel the flax flowers closer to them through this article. If you would like to actually give flax as a gift, please use a flower shop near you or online shopping. The flax flowers that you give to your loved ones on their birthdays and celebrations will surely be beautiful and will make your wonderful day even more colorful.

Reference: What kind of color is flax? I tried to find out from the origin

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