Mary's suitors bring rods, Joseph's rod flowers; Betrothal of Mary and Joseph
Mary's suitors bring rods; Joseph's rod flowers
Protoev James 9: 1-2
And Joseph took his rod last; and, behold, a dove came out of the rod, and flew upon Joseph's head. And the priest said to Joseph, You have been chosen by lot to take into your keeping the virgin of the Lord.
Pseudo Matthew 8: 2-3
And the priest said: Tomorrow let every one who has no wife come, and bring his rod in his hand. Whence it happened that Joseph brought his rod along with the young men. And the rods having been handed over to the high priest, he offered a sacrifice to the Lord God, and inquired of the Lord. And the Lord said to him: Put all their rods into the holy of holies of God, and let them remain there, and order them to come to you on the morrow to get back their rods; and the man from the point of whose rod a dove shall come forth, and fly towards heaven, and in whose hand the rod, when given back, shall exhibit this sign, to him let Mary be delivered to be kept. ... the high priest cried out to him with a loud voice, saying: Come, Joseph, and receive your rod; for we are waiting for you. And Joseph came up trembling, because the high priest had called him with a very loud voice. But as soon as he stretched forth his hand, and laid hold of his rod, immediately from the top of it came forth a dove whiter than snow, beautiful exceedingly, which, after long flying about the roofs of the temple, at length flew towards the heavens.
Nativitatis Mariae 8: 1-4
Betrothal of Mary and Joseph
Luke 1: 27
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin' s name was Mary.
Nativitatis Mariae 8: 5