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  lily. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Evolutionally, the lily family is probably the basic monocotyledonous stock, its ancestors having given rise to the majority of contemporary monocots, e.g., the orchids, the palms, the iris and amaryllis families, and possibly also the grasses.
The name lily is used chiefly for plants of the genus Lilium and related species but is applied also to plants of other families, e.g., the water lily, the calla lily, and especially the numerous species of the amaryllis family (often included in the Liliaceae) whose blossoms closely resemble the true lilies in appearance.
In religion and art the lily symbolizes purity, and as the flower of the Resurrection and of the Virgin it is widely used at Easter.
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 OLYMPUS MIC-D: Brightfield Gallery - Lily Flower Bud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lilies, the aristocrats of the flower garden, are herbaceous flowering plants native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
The name "lily" is most frequently applied to the 80-100 species belonging to the genus Lilium, of the family Liliaceae, and is derived from the Greek word leirion and the Roman term lilium, for the fabulous flowers.
The bulb of the Madonna lily was cultivated as a source of an ointment by inhabitants of Asia Minor as early as 2,000 BC.
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 Madonna lily - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Madonna lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lilies are highly valued as ornamental plants and are among the oldest cultivated plants, with evidence for their use for medicinal purposes during the 2nd millennium
Any of a group of plants belonging to the lily family, of which there are about 80 species, most with showy, trumpet-shaped flowers growing from bulbs.
The name ‘lily’ is also applied to many lilylike plants of related genera and families.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Madonna+lily   (225 words)

 Easter Lily
In early Christian art, the lily is a symbol of purity because of its delicacy of form and its snow white color.
The lily has often been considered to be temperamental in cultivation; however, being one of the best garden plants, the lily can be brought down to the earth.
Lilies are widely known as a symbol of Easter and the coming of spring.
www.twilightbridge.com /hobbies/festivals/easter/lily.htm   (531 words)

 Lily - Order Lilies online - Wonderful selection of high quality fresh flowers at flowersgiftguide.com
Lily flowers have an elegant and regal shape, consisting of three or six pointed pedals curling upward or outward, exposing three or six thin stamen.
With their regal and elegant presentation, lilies are perfectly suited for special occasion such as birthdays, weddings, the celebration of a new baby, and expressions of sympathy.
In biblical history, the "lilies of the field" are thought to refer specifically to the Madonna lily and the lily still symbolizes pure, virginal love in Christianity.
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 Divas April Pages (Easter)
The Roman Catholic Church adopted the Madonna lily to represent and honor the Virgin Mary because its pure white exterior symbolized her purity while its gold-sprinkled interior represented her supreme value and worth.
The lily knew she was exquisitely beautiful with a powerful fragrance, and she wanted to be noticed by Christ as he walked through the garden.
With such amazing transformations and miracles associated with the lily, it naturally became a charm to ward off evil and to counter the devil's acts of mischief, believed to be especially prevalent and potent during the superstitious Middle Ages.
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 Lily; Things of the Bible: Bible Picture Tour
The lily is mentioned a total of 15 times in the Bible, 13 of those in the Old Testament and two in the New Testament.
The Hebrew word for lily is not as specific as we would use it today, and could mean a true lily (Lilium Candidum) or a variety of different flowers that grow in the Holy Land.
Lilies are mentioned in the Old Testament as decorative carvings on pillars in palaces and temples (I Kings 7:19, 22, 26; II Chron.
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 Penguin Reading Guides | The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
It is here, surrounded by the strength of the Madonna, the hum of bees, and a circle of wise and colorful women, that Lily makes her passage to wholeness and a new life.
They are among the oldest Madonna images in the world, and their flness is purportedly not related to race or ethnic origins, but has to do with obscure symbolic meanings and connections to earlier goddesses.
Lily's relationship to her dead mother was complex, ranging from guilt to idealization, to hatred, to acceptance.
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 Flower Essence Profile Lotus Or Water Lily
The lotus is an Asian water lily known for the delicate beauty of its water flowers.
Following the return of the rains, primitive peoples witnessed the rise of the undefiled water lily from the bottom of dried-up watercourses and considered the living blooms symbols of immortality and resurrection.
Lotuses are 5 species of water lilies, three in the genus Nymphaea and two in Nelumbo; both genera are members of the water-lily family, Nymphaeaceae.
www.anaflora.com /articles/fe-profiles/lotus-flower.html   (827 words)

 Nikon MicroscopyU: DXM 1200 Digital Eclipse Image Gallery - Lily Seed Embryos
The lily is an herbaceous flowering plant native to the temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
The bulb of the Madonna lily was cultivated by cultures in Asia Minor for use in a ointment as early as the second millennium BC.
The lily flower has held significance for various cultures over thousands of years, usually as a symbol of fertility and rebirth, but also as a symbol of innocence.
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 34¢ Easter Lily PSA Convertible Booklet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The lily family consists of a variety of plants and flowers, from beautiful garden ornamentals like hyacinth, tulip and lily, to familiar edibles such as asparagus, garlic, leeks and onions.
Lilies are among the oldest of cultivated plants, and the oldest known lily species is the beautiful Madonna lily, Lilium candidum.
Identified by its pure white, bell-shaped blooms and sweet fragrance, the Madonna lily has been portrayed by artists since 1750 B.C. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Madonna lily came to symbolize the Virgin Mary.
www.unicover.com /EA1CAEOU.HTM   (432 words)

 Israel21c   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The "Madonna Lily" is a rare white Easter lily that Israeli agriculture and biologists have successfully managed, for the first time, to prepare for flowering in time for Easter.
According to Christian tradition, the Madonna Lily was presented to Mary by the Angel Gabriel at the 'Annunciation' - when he informed her she was pregnant with Jesus.
She noted that this flower is distinct from the flower known as the 'Easter Lily' (Lilium longiflorum), whose origin is in Japan and is more common in the flower market today.
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 White Flower Farm: White Flower Farm: perennials, flower bulbs, shrubs, vines, gardening tools, gardening accessories
The Madonna Lily is one of the oldest cultivated plants; its pure white blooms have been a symbol of purity for over 3,000 years.
In late June, when the days are at their longest, it produces gorgeous spikes of fragrant blooms on 3-5ft stems, and the pristine flowers gleam on into the gathering dusk, begging for some moonlight to extend the performance.
Madonna Lilies prefer rich, well-drained soil and seem to grow best where they receive protection from the midday sun.
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 34¢ Easter Lily PSA Coil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Distilled lily extract was used as a remedy for leprosy, as well as a beauty treatment for removing wrinkles.
The Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, was cultivated in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this lily symbolized purity, and frequently appeared in paintings and mosaics of the Church.
www.unicover.com /EA1CAEOV.HTM   (421 words)

 Growing and Loving Madonna Lilies
Not only did these poor lilies get eaten or preserved for posterity, they were the basis for a thriving pharmaceutical industry.
Naturally with a name like Madonna lily, the plant was also a serious cosmetic factory.
I started the seeds for my lilies myself and now that they are blooming again, I'll be able to increase the numbers I have in my clump.
www.gardening-tips-perennials.com /madonnalilies.html   (708 words)

 //2: Jyanni Steffensen: LiLy Ponds: a poststructural gardening thriller
The relentless downpour, which began at dawn, beat the lilies to naked stalks, and fltop and sidewalks were littered with leaves.
The Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum) is perhaps the most-loved example.
The Madonna lily came to London with the Romans.
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 Nikon MicroscopyU: SMZ1500 Fluorescence Digital Image Gallery - Lily Flower Bud
The lily family Liliaceae is comprised of more than 250 genera and about 4,000 species of mostly herbaceous flowering plants, but the name lily is most frequently applied to the 80 - 100 species belonging to the genus Lilium.
The most popular lilies, prized as ornamentals, are fragrant and grow showy flowers that have petals usually flecked with dark specks.
Additionally, the bulb of the Madonna Lily was cultivated as early as the second millennium, B.C., for use as a medicinal ointment in Asia Minor.
www.microscopyu.com /galleries/smz1500/lilyflowerbudyoungsmall.html   (205 words)

 Madonna Lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Known throughout history as a religious symbol, a source of inspiration and an unchallenged prize in any garden.
The Madonna Lily has been known throughout history as a religious symbol, a source of inspiration and an unchallenged prize in any garden.
Featuring very fragrant, pristine white petals, this lily has been considered a symbol of sweetness and purity since it was first cultivated in medieval times.
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 The Original Easter Lily: Madonna Lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The existence of the Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, in the Holy Lands has been a controversial issue for centuries.
Early Christian artists pictured Mary with a Madonna lily in her hand and this lily has been a tradition at Easter for centuries.
However, in 1916, a colony of seed producing Madonna lilies was found thus ending the debate.
www.suite101.com /articles/article.cfm/6058   (407 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Lily, Madonna - Herb Profile and Information
In the early days of Christianity it was dedicated by the Church to the Madonna (hence its popular name), probably because its delicate whiteness was considered a symbol of purity.
---Cultivation---The Madonna Lily, when it is immune from disease, to which it is very prone, has a vigorous constitution, being so hardy that frost does not injure it.
The flowers of the Lily were formerly considered anti-epileptic and anodyne: a distilled water was employed as a cosmetic, and oil of Lilies was supposed to possess anodyne and nervine powers.
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 Madonna lily -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Madonna lily -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The Madonna Lily: (Lilium candidum) is a plant in ((biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species) genus (Type genus of Liliaceae) Lilium, which means it is what is considered a 'True Lily'.
It is an endangered species as it is very pretty looking and has been overcollected.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/madonna_lily.htm   (56 words)

 Lily Bulb - 'Siberia '
Lily Bulb #L-7001 - 'Siberia' produces narrow plumes of many snowy white, outfacing flowers that resemble the lovely Madonna lily in form.
Or, for a fun art project, add some food coloring to the water of a cut stem and watch the dye rise into the blooms.
Click on Lily Bulbs or Daylilies for all lily selections or use our "Search" to find a specific cultivar.
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 Madonna lily on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lilies grab attention with scent, elegant form.(Knight Ridder Newspapers)
All abuzz about the Black Madonna: an interview with Sue Monk Kidd.(Fall Book Section)(Interview)
GILDING THE LILY; Lily Safra, possessor of untold billions, caused a huge stir on her arrival in London by throwing the most lavish parties anyone - including Elton John and Prince Charles - had ever seen.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-M1adonnal.asp   (256 words)

 The Lily Saga
Perhaps a note to one of the Lily Societies on the back of the fact sheet may be able to help you.
The information they sent related to the Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum) not the Arum lily.
The closest assoction with death is the symbolism of purity.
www.sweetchillisauce.com /Lilies/Lily5.html   (183 words)

 Lilium candidum at Digging Dog Nursery | Madonna Lily
Excellent as cut flowers, Lilies should be picked as soon as they open.
Cultivated since 3000 B.C. and named by the poet Virgil, the stately Madonna Lily is considered the oldest domesticated flower.
Amassing quite a reputation throughout the centuries, it possesses supposed healing powers, is utilized as a perfume component and since the second century has been mystically associated with the Virgin Mary.
www.diggingdog.com /pages2/plantpages.php/P-1274   (280 words)

 Madonna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Madonna, Renaissance Madonna - Pipka Santas - Miniature...
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Unlike other lilies, L. candidum is not stem rooting and should be planted with the top of the bulb only a few inches below the soil's surface.
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 Lily Flower Information Gardeners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lily (Lilium spp.) P. Asiatics, Enchantment and Red Knight...
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Cobra Lily'- From the shape of the flower.
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 PlantFiles: Detailed information on Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum)
Large upright Lily from the Mediterranean region of Europe.
All in all, it's a very elegant lily with lots of charm that suits formal, cottage, and even succulent gardens.
The Madonna Lily is one of the oldest plants registered by humans beings.
www.davesgarden.com /pf/go/1024/index.html   (565 words)

 Madonna Lily (Lilium Candidum)
The Madonna lily is one of the oldest cultivated lilies, believed to have been cultivation since the time of the Minoans, 1500 years before the birth of Christ.
The lily probably reached western Europe via Phoenician traders, then quickly naturalized throughout much of the continent.
The flower has been a symbol of purity for over 3,000 years.
www.gardenguides.com /flowers/bulbs/madonnalily.htm   (202 words)

 Lilium candidum - Madonna lily * Plants Encyclopedia - garten.cz
Lilium candidum - Madonna lily * Plants Encyclopedia - garten.cz
Lilium candidum L. (Madonna lily), Ger: Madonna Lilie, Czech: lilie bělostná
Lilium martagon L. (Martagon lily), Ger: Türkenbundlilie, Czech: lilie zlatohlávek
www.garten.cz /encyklopedie.php?lng=en&encid=485   (64 words)

 White Lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The roasted root mixed with hog's grease makes a good poultice to ripen and break plague-sores.
This is the white Meadow Lily, or Madonna Lily, now grown extensively in gardens.
Where to find it: It prefers soil that is sandy and well-drained.
www.magdalin.com /herbal/plants_pages/l/lily_white.htm   (179 words)

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