Flower Moon meaning: What is the meaning behind the May Flower Moon's name?

“Other names include the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.”

Following the same convention, the Pink Moon in April is said to be named after ground phlox – a pink flower that blossoms in the spring.

And the Cold Moon in December is named after the arrival of the bitterly cold winter.

Amy Nieskens of The Old Farmer’s Almanac said: “May’s Full Moon is known as the Full Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance this month.

“Some Algonquin tribes also knew this Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Corn Planting Moon.”


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