Although little known today, the gillyflower or July flower occurs quite often in heraldry. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Gilly-flower It is a pretty flower with bright crimson petals and looks a little like a carnation. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P271