Gillyflower slipped and leaved (Period)

Gillyflower slipped and leaved (Period)

The gillyflower is a modest flower, the ancestor of the modern carnation; it was prized in period for its use in garlands.  As an heraldic charge, it is found in the arms of Pace, Bishop of Bangor, d.1533 [Parker 286].  The gillyflower is drawn in a stylized heraldic form; its “proper” coloration is gules, slipped vert.  The illustration shows a gillyflower slipped and leaved.

Dorathea Osborne bears:  Or, a gillyflower gules slipped and leaved vert, a bordure azure.

Grainne inghean ui Ghobhann bears:  Quarterly indented vert and sable, three gillyflowers in bend argent seeded Or.

Damiana d’Avignon bears:  Argent, three gillyflowers purpure slipped and leaved, a bordure vert.

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