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The Lily is considered the floral symbol for the 30th Anniversary of marriage.

Flower Meaning: Devotion, Pride and Beauty

About the Flower

The Lily's botanical name, Lilium (Latin) was also the Greek name, "leirion" from which the name "lily" was derived. There are over 100 species in the Lily family, and these can be found across much of the world in largely woodland habitats.

Fun and Interesting Facts

One legend tells that the Lily sprang from Eve's tears, when after being expelled from Eden she learned she was pregnant.

Certain bulbs of the lily plant are grown in China as a luxury or health food. They are typically eaten in the summer as they posses the ability to reduce internal heat. These bulbs can be stir-fried, grated and used to thicken soup, or processed for the extraction of starch. The taste and texture of the bulb has been compared to a potato.

Meaning of Lilies

Color/Type Meaning
White Purity, Virtue, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You
Tiger Wealth, Pride
Day Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
Calla Beauty, Majestic
Yellow I'm Walking on Air, False and Gay
Lily of the Valley Sweetness, Purity of Heart, Return of Happiness, Tears of the Virgin Mary
Peruvian Lilies Friendship and Devotion
Stargazer Lilies Innocence, Purity, Honor and Aspiration

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