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Madonna Lily - Featured 3
Lilies Series: Madonna Lily. Closeup view of white lily flower against the blurry background. According to the Wikipedia, Lilium candidum (also known as the Madonna Lily) is a plant in the genus Lilium, one of the true lilies. It is native to the Balkans and West Asia. A leafy flower stem, typically up to 4ft high, sometimes up to 7ft high, emerges in late spring and bears fragrant flowers in summer. Flowers are white, flushed yellow at the base. Madonna lilies are depicted on wall paintings at the Minoan palace of Knossos. The Madonna Lily symbolizes purity for Roman Catholics. Medieval depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary often show her holding these flowers. In King Solomon's Temple there were designs of Madonna lilies on the columns and the brazen Sea The White Lily was also an indicator of slaves in the early 1850s before the Civil War in the USA.
July 19th, 2013
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