Convallaria majalis L. 


Names and Myths

Convallaria  convallis of the valley

majalis blooming in May

Natural history / Folklore

From Europe, in folklore these Lilies sprang from Mary's tears as she wept after finding Christ's tomb empty.2


White nodding bell shaped flowers in a one sided raceme. Basal leaves, spreading by rhizomes and forming dense colonies. Naturalized, having escaped from cultivation.

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