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Birth Flowers:  Each month has its own traditional birth flower appropriate for
the month and season. The flowers that represent June is: The Rose & Honeysuckle- This page is about the Honeysuckle-

Nymphaeaceae (pronounced /ˌnɪmfiːˈeɪsiːʔiː/)
"is a name for a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains 8 genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria."

"Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical. Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants."

"Water lilies can be fragrant, such as Nymphaea odorata."

As invasive species
"The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The Mexican water lily, native to the gulf coast of North America, is planted throughout the continent. It has escaped from cultivation and become invasive in some areas, such as California's San Joaquin Valley. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. Populations can be controlled by cutting top growth. Herbicides can also be used to control populations using glyphosate and fluridone."

Symbolism
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Pictured Above:
The Lilly of Life
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•  May:   Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn: 
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