Lily Of The Valley Flowers Oval Sticker
Custom product featuring Lily Of The Valley flowers close-up photography design. Order as shown or add your message and/or images and create your own personalized product. Notes: 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. Garden use: Convallaria majalis is a popular garden plant, grown for its scented flowers and for its ground-covering abilities in shady locations. In favourable conditions it can form large colonies. Names and legends: 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". Its scientific name, majalis or maialis, means "of or belonging to May". 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. Use in weddings: 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. Symbolic uses: Lily of the valley was the floral emblem of Yugoslavia and it also became the national flower of Finland in 1967. Christian legend 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. Lily Of The Valley 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.