Lily of the Valley: National Flower of Yugoslavia
Biological Name: Convallaria majalis
Height: Stem: 30 cm
Medicine: Heart Therapy
Origin: Northern hemisphere
The biological name of this flower is Convallaria majalis.
The flowers are white in color.
The flowers are very small and the petals form a whorl. These are white in color and form an inflorescence.
The flower is native to parts of the Northern hemisphere especially in Europe and Asia.
National Flower of Yugoslavia:
Lily of the Valley is national flower of Yugoslavia. It is a herbaceous plant that is perennial in nature. The plant forms colonies that are quite extensive and they have underground stems. These are called rhizomes.
It is a herbaceous plant that is perennial in nature. The plant forms colonies that are quite extensive and they have underground stems. These are called rhizomes. The plant also has some dormant stems that are called pips. When spring arrives, these stems grow into new shoots with leaves and they are connected to other shoots present underground. This forms colonies. Stems are long-ranging up to 30 cm and have only one or two leaves. The leaves are also quite long ranging up to 25 cm. The flowers form a raceme and there can be 5 to 15 flowers in that raceme.
Lily of the Valley Facts and Uses:
- The flower has white tepals that are six in number. Sometimes, they are also pink in color.
- The petals are fused at their bases and they form a bell shape.
- These flowers have a sweet scent.
- The fruit of this plant is a berry which is red-orange in color and ranges to 7mm in diameter.
- It has brownish seeds that are round in shape and are 3mm wide.
- Colonies of lily of the valley with a single clone do not form seeds.
Lily of the Valley Medicinal Uses:
The leaves are used to make medicine for heart problem such as an irregular heartbeat.
The flower is not used for decoration as it is poisonous.