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Interesting Facts About Your Favorite Lily Flowers
Flowers always have this mysterious magical power over people. A bunch of blooming flowers is more than enough to bring smiles on every woman's lips every time they receive one or even just when they see one. Also, even there's countless different variety of flowers, we can't avoid, for some reason, to have favorites, can we? But those who favored lily flowers, their reasons are a little deeper. Blame it on the rich history of lily flowers.
Actually, lily flowers or lilium candidum was known to be the most significant flower symbol for Christians and that they indicate purity. Also, Madonna lily became popular as the symbol of purity associated to virgins. In Greek poetry, lily flowers signified tenderness and they were also referred to as the voice of muses. There is even a Greek myth that says how lily was born from the milk of the goddess Hera. Up until now, lily flowers still symbolize pure and virginal love in the Christian world.
The first description of lily flowers can be traced back from the Chinese Middle Ages, where lily plant blossoms until late autumn and there were three shades, which include red, purple, and yellow. Other types of lily flowers, such as Lilium longiflorum, L. candidum, and oriental lilies are highly scented, but in white shade only. Asiatic lilies, on the other hand, are extremely colored; unfortunately they have no scent at all. The availability of lily flowers is all year round.
Did you that lilies are believed to have medicinal effect to people? Before, many different flowers were used to prepare cure in popular medicine. In China alone, some flowers served as lucky charms, while others were believed to avert the evil eye. Lily flowers are among those to have interesting properties. There is a fascinating historical account of lilies that says people were interested in them due to their anti-toxic properties and their ability to cure depression. In Europe, lily flowers were also used as remedy for many kinds of sicknesses and diseases. But, you should be careful if you have cats as pets as lilies can be poisonous to them.
Another absorbing fact about lily flowers is how Feng Shui believers take the lilies as symbol of summer and abundance. The meaning of lilies to the Chinese is forever in love. Lily was also the holy flower of Assyrians. It has decorated in the coat of arms of the kings of France since 1179.
Because of the fascinating story of lily flowers, there's no question why they became one of the favorite flowers in the world may it be from the past or at present. It's true then that flowers, in general, not only add colors to our present life, but also they linked to our past.