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Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, European Lily-of-the-valley Our Lady's tears, Mary's tears

Scientific name:  Convallaria majalis
Common name:  Lily of the Valley
Family:  Liliaceae, Lily Family
Flowering:  May

Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, European Lily-of-the-valley Our Lady's tears, Mary's tears


Derivation of the botanical name:
Convallaria, Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verse 1, says ‘ego flos campi et lilium convallium’ which the Authorised Version of the Bible translates as ‘I am the Rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys’. Lillium candidum, the Madonna lily, is believed to the plant referred to but, in the north, the Convallaria majalis is believed to have been substituted.
majalis, Latin Maius the month of May. Majalis, however, is a rarely used Latin insult meaning ‘castrated hog’ and might refer to the ball-like shape of the flowers.

Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, European Lily-of-the-valley Our Lady's tears, Mary's tears


Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, European Lily-of-the-valley Our Lady's tears, Mary's tears


 
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