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Μαρτίου 10, 2013

Lily of the Valley flower

Filed under: Uncategorized — passipoularidou @ 8:53 πμ
 · August 26, 2012
Lily of the Valley by =rosaarvensis
Photo by Sasha-Ch — ‎with ‎Ema AliNuch Pa Nuch,Sheetal Deshmukh and 46 others‎.‎
Its scientific name, majalis or maialis, means «of or belonging to May», and old astrological books place the plant under the dominion of Mercury, since Maia, the daughter of Atlas, was the mother of Mercury or Hermes. — with Shibu Kumar N S and Constance Vic.
In the «language of flowers», the lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness. Legend tells of the affection of a lily of the valley for a nightingale that did not come back to the woods until the flower bloomed in May.
Lily of the valley flower is said to symbolize the return of happiness. In ancient times, girls and boys would pick bouquets of lily of the valley because the flower was suposed to bring good fortune in love. Since the Middle Ages, the blossoms are often included as traditional part of the bride’s beautiful bouquet and are considered symbolic of purity and modesty. If someone send these flowers to you, he is sending a message that he desires fortune in love or that he wishes to make the right choice.with Svetlana Bogdanovski,Anix SamTio MarpaungChung LilingRatry Saysana,Ελπίδα ΜπραουδάκηConstance VicTeofan Gaby,Aparajita SahaΜουσείο Ελληνικής Παιδικής Τέχνης andNatasha Abreu.
 
 

Germanic mythology

In Germanic mythology lilies are associated with the virgin goddess of spring Ostara. The lily symbolizes life to Pagans and the blooming of lily of the valley flower heralds the feast of Ostara. The sweet fragrance and whiteness of the flowers symbolize the humility and purity of its patron goddess.

The flower is also known as Our Lady’s tears or Mary’s tears from Christian legends that it sprang from the weeping of the Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus. Other etiologies its coming into being from Eve’s tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden or from the blood shed by Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon.

The name «lily of the valley» is used in some English translations of the Bible in Song of Songs 2:1, but the Hebrew phrase «shoshannat-ha-amaqim» in the original text (literally «lily of the valleys») doesn’t refer to this plant. It’s possible, though, that the biblical phrase may have had something to do with the origin or development of the modern plant-name.

It is a symbol of humility in religious painting. Lily of the valley is considered the sign of Christ’s second coming. The power of men to envision a better world was also attributed to the lily of the valley.

Other names include May lily, May bells, lily constancy, ladder-to-heaven, male lily, and muguet (French). In Bulgarian and Macedonian it’s called момина сълза /momina.səlza/ and момина солза respectively, meaning «lass’s tear».
Lily of the valley is a popular flower for weddings, although it can be very expensive. Lily of the Valley was featured in the bridal bouquet at the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
At the end of the 20th century it became tradition in France to sell lily of the valley on international labour day, May 1, by labour organisations and private persons without paying sales tax (on that day only) as a symbol of spring.
Lily of the valley was the floral emblem of Yugoslavia and it also became the national flower of Finland in 1967.
The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a lily of the valley in its coat-of-arms.
It is the official flower of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Kappa Sigma fraternity, Delta Omicron fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority, and Alpha Phi sorority. It is also the official flower of Job’s Daughters International.

Pink Lily of the Valley
All parts of the plant are highly poisonous, including the red berries which may be attractive to children. If ingested—even in small amounts—the plant can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and a reduced heart rate. —
The plant also contains saponins. Although deadly, the plant has been used as a folk remedy in moderate amounts, and is currently used by herbalists as a restricted herbal remedy.
Convallaria majalis var. rosea
It is possibly the only species in the genus Convallaria (or one of two or three, if C. keiskei and C. transcaucasica are recognised as separate species). In the APG III system, the genus is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae). It was formerly placed in its own family Convallariaceae, or earlier, like many lilioid monocots, in the lily family Liliaceae.
Convallaria majalis commonly known as the Lily of the Valley, is a poisonous woodland flowering plant native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe and in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States.
铃兰花的花语是幸福,传说只要收到铃兰花就会受到幸运之神的眷顾
铃兰花只伴着五月的春风开放,它的花语是幸福再来(return of happiness)。如铃兰诞生的忧伤传说一样,铃兰的幸福会来得特别艰难,并且伴随着隐约的宿命的忧伤。
Double-flowered Convallaria majalis
铃兰别名君影草、草玉铃、香水花、鹿铃、小芦铃、草寸香、糜子菜、扫帚糜子、芦藜花等,是一种多年生宿根草本植物,地下具根状茎。
铃兰花一生只有2片叶子,偶尔也有3片叶子的。铃兰的叶片比较大,呈椭圆形,长可达15厘米,宽可达 铃兰花7.5厘米,叶脉为弧形。植株基部有几个鞘状膜质的鳞片。在5月间,从鳞片的腋内可抽出一个花序来,上部生有几朵娇俏玲珑的洁白花朵,且略有香气。每朵小花形似小铃铛下垂,极富观赏价值,是芬兰的国花。
铃兰花属于百合科铃兰属,此属仅此一种,分布极广,整个北温带中从欧洲、亚洲到北美洲都有。铃兰可以全草入药。铃兰植株矮小,幽雅清丽,芳香宜人,是一种优良的地被和盆栽植物。有乳白、粉红和斑叶品种。入秋时红果娇艳,十分诱人。
铃兰原种分布遍及亚洲、欧洲及北美,特别是较高纬度,像我国东北林区和陕西秦岭都有野生。多生于深山幽谷及林缘草丛中。铃兰是一种名贵的香料植物,它的花可以提取高级芳香精油。
铃兰的花为小型钟状花,生于花茎顶端呈总状花序偏向一侧。花朵乳白色悬垂若铃串,一茎着花6~10朵,莹洁高贵,精雅绝伦。香韵浓郁,盈盈浮动,幽沁肺腑,令人陶醉。
铃兰有多分枝匍匐于地的根状茎。春天从根茎先端的顶芽长出2~3枚窄卵形或广披针形具弧状脉的叶片,基部有数枚鞘状膜质鳞片叶互抱,花茎从鞘状叶内抽出。入秋结圆球形深宝石红色浆果,有毒,内有种子4~6粒。是一种优良的盆栽观赏植物,通常用于花坛和小切花,亦可作地被植物,其叶常被利用做插花材料。花期一般都在初夏4~5月,果期于6月。
铃兰是圣母玛利亚哀悼基督的眼泪变成的,把铃兰称为“Our Lady’s Tears”即圣母之泪,很多人也译为女人的眼泪。 在法国象征爱情,女子可以通过送这种花向爱人传递爱意 也可以在婚礼上送给新娘,预示新人“幸福到来”
喜凉爽、湿润及散射光及半阴的环境,耐寒性强,忌炎热干燥。喜肥沃排水良好的沙质壤土,要求富含腐殖质、排水良好的沙质。夏季休眠。
性喜凉爽湿润和半阴的环境;在温度较低的条件下,阳光直射也可繁育开花。极耐寒,忌炎热,气温30℃以上时植株叶片会过早枯黄,在南方需栽植在较高海拔、无酷暑的地方。喜富含腐殖质、湿润而排水良好的砂质壤土,忌干旱。喜微酸性土壤,在中性和微碱性土壤中也能正常生长。
在古老的苏塞克斯传说中,亚当和夏娃听信了大毒蛇的谎言,偷食了禁果,森林守护神圣雷欧纳德发誓要杀死大毒蛇。在与大毒蛇的搏斗中,他精疲力竭与大毒蛇同归于尽,他的血流经的土地上开出了朵朵洁白的铃兰花。人们说那冰冷土地上长出的铃兰就是圣雷欧纳德的化身,凝聚了他的血液和精魂。
性质:白色的铃铛状花朵,非常美丽,偶尔有橘红色的果实,各个部位有毒,特别是叶子,甚至是保存鲜花的水也会有毒
症状:面部潮红,紧张易怒,头疼,幻觉,红斑,瞳孔放大,呕吐,胃疼,恶心,心跳减慢,心力衰竭,昏迷,死亡
发作时间:立刻
解毒:洗胃,服用心脏镇静剂
【花语】:幸福归来
互赠铃兰是法国人五月一日一定要做的一件事,因为法国人相信,铃兰会让人走运。婚礼上也常见铃兰,将它赠与新娘,祝福新人“幸福的到来”铃兰原种分布遍及亚洲、欧洲及北美,特别是较高纬度,像我国东北林区和陕西秦岭都有野生。多生于深山幽谷及林缘草丛中。铃兰是一种名贵的香料植物,它的花可以提取高级芳香精油。
【英文名】:lily of the valley(谷中百合)、lady-tears(圣母之泪)、ladder to heaven(天堂之梯)
铃兰落花在风中飞舞的样子就像下雪一样,因此铃兰的草原也被人们称为“银白色的天堂”。
  铃兰的花为小型钟状花,生于花茎顶端呈总状花序偏向一侧。花朵乳白色悬垂若铃串,一茎着花一般为6~10朵,莹洁高贵,精雅绝伦。香韵浓郁,盈盈浮动,幽沁肺腑,令人陶醉。
 铃兰株形小巧,花香怡人,花为小型钟状花。在法国,铃兰是纯洁,幸福的象征。每年5月1日,法国人有互赠铃兰互相祝愿一年幸福的意思,获赠人通常将花挂在房间里保存全年,象征幸福永驻。
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