The Lily flower is a tall perennial plant with big scented flowers. Arranged around the pestle, the six tepals with nectar at their base open wide, bending. The white and the brindle Lily are the only scented ones, all others being odorless.
Both the Greeks and the Romans honored the Lily, appearing in many of their religious rituals and myths. A Roman legend states that the goddess Venus, emerging from the foamy waters of the sea, saw the unique beauty of the white Lily and, filled with envy, tried to make it ugly by having a pestle grow from its center.
The Lily flowers symbolize innocence, purity, royalty, pride, rebirth, regeneration and renewal.