Lily of the Valley by cclaude


Lily of the valley blooming in the back of my Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (USA) garden.

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Convallaria majalis ( /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛəriə məˈdʒeɪlɨs/),1 commonly known as the Lily of the Valley, is a poisonous woodland flowering plant native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe.

Other names include May lily, May bells, lily constancy, ladder-to-heaven, male lily, and muguet (French).

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

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

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture Claude

  • Thank you!

    – cclaude

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Could you include the location (town, area of Pennsylvania) where you captured this beautiful wildflower so we can accept it into the Wildflowers of the World group? Thanks

  • Sorry about that. I just added the info.

    – cclaude

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on May 15 2012!

  • Charlie Mclenahan
    Charlie Mclenahanover 2 years ago

    Wow ~

    This image would look so cool here

  • Thank you for the invite. Funny, but I happened to be looking at Garden Tripod for the first time a few hours ago. Hope you take a look at my Season fo Flowers collection.

    – cclaude

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrabout 2 years ago

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature10 months ago


    Your lovely image is featured in All Glorious Lilies, June 19, 2014. FAVE!

    See your beautiful feature and the work of your fellow artists HERE.

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

    – cclaude

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