Definitions for madonna lily

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Madonna lily, white lily, Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum(noun)

    lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers


  1. Lilium candidum

    Lilium candidum is a plant in the true lily family. It is native to Greece, the western Balkans and the Middle East, and naturalized in other parts of Europe as well as in North Africa, the Canary Islands, Mexico, and other places. 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 metres high, sometimes up to 2 metres high, emerges in late spring and bears fragrant flowers in summer. Flowers are white, flushed yellow at the base. It has long been cultivated, but is susceptible to virus diseases of lilies, and to Botrytis fungus. One possible way to avoid problems with viruses is to grow plants raised from seed.


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