the Madonna lily is considered to be the Queen of the Garden. But I didn’t post a picture of the Madonna Lily then, so it here is today – the Madonna lily.

Lilies

The Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum) is a plant in the genus Lilium, a “true lily”. It is native to Asia Minor. It forms bulbs at ground level, and unlike other lilies, has a basal rosette of leaves through the winter, which die back in summer. A leafy flower stem, typically up to 1.2 m high, emerges in late spring and bears fragrant pure white flowers in summer. It has long been cultivated, but is susceptible to virus diseases of lilies, and to botrytis fungus.

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