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Lilies and Hemerocallis

Lilies and Hemerocallis. Lilies and Hemerocallis belong to the family Liliaceae. There is one wild-growing species in South Urals - martagon lily (Lilium martagon), bulbs of which are edible (our parents eat them during famines). In flower gardens, the cultivated species are raised for long time and have wide variety in the flower sizes, colors, and forms.

Pictures 1, 2, and 3 - Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus.


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For a long time, Lily is being considered as a symbol of purity and chastity. In the Middle Ages, the lily became an attribute of the Virgin Mary, as well as it was used in the heraldry of Royal Families.








 
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