Flowering plants include numerous species of terrestrial orchids, the socalled arum lily (Richardia Africana), common in low-lying moist land, and the white everlasting flower, found abundantly in some regions of Cape Colony.
Convallaria is lily of the valley; Aspidistra, native of the Himalayas, China and Japan, is a well-known pot plant; its flowers depart from the normal arrangement of the order in having the parts From Strasburger's Lehrbuch der Botanik, by permission of in fours (tetraGustav Fischer.
ASPHODEL (Asphodelus), a genus of the lily order (Liliaceae), containing seven species in the Mediterranean region.
Another order of the Lily was founded by Louis XVIII.
The mild climate assists the growth of esculent plants and roots; and a considerable trade is carried on with New York, principally in onions, early potatoes, tomatoes, and beetroot, together with lily bulbs, cut flowers and some arrowroot.
Mythologically the white lily, Rosa Junonis, was fabled to have sprung from the milk of Hera.
Auratum, Brownii, concolor, elegans, giganteum, japonicum, longiflorum, monadelphum, pardalinum, speciosum, and the tiger lily (L.
The tiger lily, L.
"lily flower"), an heraldic device, very widespread in the armorial bearings of all countries, but more particularly associated with the royal house of France.
The conventional fleur-de-lis, as Littre says, represents very imperfectly three flowers of the white lily (Lilium) joined together, the central one erect, and each of the other two curving outwards.
It is uncertain whether the conventional fleur-de-lis was originally meant to represent the lily or white iris - the flower-de-luce of Shakespeare - or an arrow-head, a spear-head, an amulet fastened on date-palms to ward off the evil eye, &c. In Roman and early Gothic architecture the fleur-de-lis is a frequent sculptured ornament.
Tradition soon attributed the origin of the fleur-de-lis to Clovis, the founder of the Frankish monarchy, and explained that it represented the lily given to him by an angel at his baptism.
An order of the Lily, with a fleur-de-lis for badge, was established in the Roman states by Pope Paul III.
The badge is the lily-hilted sword of St James, enamelled red with gold borders; the ribbon is violet.
That of St James of Compostella is the red lily-hilted sword of St James; the ribbon is also red.
For commercial purposes, crowns of lily of the valley, tulip and other bulbs, and such deciduous woody plants as lilac and deciduous species of rhododendron, while in a state of rest, are packed in wet moss and introduced into coldstorage chambers, where they may be kept in a state of quiescence, if desired, throughout the following summer.
This mode of increase applies specially to bulbous plants, such as the lily and hyacinth, which produce little bulbs on the exterior round their base.
Division, or partition, is usually resorted to in the case of tufted growing plants, chiefly perennial herbs; they may be evergreen, as chamomile or thrift, or when dormant may consist only of underground crowns, as larkspur or lily-of-thevalley; but in either case the old tufted plant being dug up may be divided into separate pieces, each furnished with roots, and, when replanted, generally starting on its own account without much check.
Belladonna, the Belladonna Lily, 3 ft., has large funnel-shaped flowers in September, of a delicate rose colour.
Liliastrum, St Bruno's Lily, I ft., bears pretty white sweet-scented flowers in May; A.
C. majalis, the lily of the valley, a well-known sweet-scented favourite spring flower, growing freely in rich garden soil; its spikes, 6 to 9 in.
Grandiflorum, the wood-lily of North America, is the finest.
A supply of roses, kalmias, rhododendrons, &c., and of hardy flowers and bulbs, as lily of the valley, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, &c., should be kept up by forcing.
Marshall Ward showed that the hyphae of Botrytis pierce the cell-walls of a lily by secreting a cytase and dissolving a hole through the membrane.
47 (1890); "A Lily Disease," Ann.
In leaves which float upon the surface of the water, as those of the water-lily stomata.
There are two varieties of this water-lily, one with white flowers, the other with blue.
Equestre (Barbados lily), with yellowish-green flowers tipped with scarlet, has also given rise to several handsome forms; H.
Instead of the white lily, which requires mud, or the common sweet flag, the blue flag (Iris versicolor) grows thinly in the pure water, rising from the stony bottom all around the shore, where it is visited by hummingbirds in June; and the color both of its bluish blades and its flowers and especially their reflections, is in singular harmony with the glaucous water.
WATER-LILY, a name somewhat vaguely given to almost any floating plant with conspicuous flowers, but applying more especially to the species of Nymphaea, Nuphar, and other members of the order Nymphaeaceae.
The open-air water-lily tank in the Royal gardens, Kew, is one of the latest and most up-to-date in construction.
ASPIDISTRA, a small genus of the lily order (Liliaceae), native of the Himalayas, China and Japan.
Limnocodium sowerbyi was first discovered swimming in the tank in which the water-lily, Victoria regia, is cultivated in Kew Gardens, and ' C. L.
The margin of rhododendron beds, where there are sheltered recesses amongst the plants, suits many of the more delicate species well, partial shade Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis).
LILY,' Lilium, the typical genus of the botanical order Liliaceae, embracing nearly eighty species, all confined to the northern hemisphere, and widely distributed throughout the north temperate zone.
For the ancient and medieval history of the lily, see M.
Tigrinum, the "tiger lily," in China and Japan.
The white lily, L.
P. 227) the town of Susa was connected with the Persian name of the lily susan (Gr.
5 (II, 12), the red lily being best known in Syria and Judaea (Phaselis).
13, unless the allusion is to the fragrance rather than the colour of the lips, in which case the white lily must be thought of.
28, are Kpiva, and the comparison of their beauty with royal robes suggests their identification with the red Syrian lily of Pliny.