"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary." Luke 1:26-27 ASV
<p>Detail of New Testament illustration showing the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Gabriel holds a lily, a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

The Annunciation, Detail View

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,…

A flower that grows in the winter and spring. It is pale yellow and lined with purple.

Placea Arzæ

A flower that grows in the winter and spring. It is pale yellow and lined with purple.

A true lily that is native to Japan. The flower color is white with gold radial markings and orange spots. They are the largest and strongest-scented of any of the lily species.

Lilium Auratum

A true lily that is native to Japan. The flower color is white with gold radial markings and orange…

"Of genus Amaryllis- A genus of bulbous plants, natural order amaryllidac&aelig;, with large, bright colored, lily-shaped flowers upon a stout scape."-Whitney, 1902

Belladonna Lily

"Of genus Amaryllis- A genus of bulbous plants, natural order amaryllidacæ, with large, bright…

"L. Brownii has been considered by some a very difficult species to grow, whereas the whole secret of success is in getting healthy bulbs, which seldom arrive in good condition, as they are very sensitive to rough handling and to being kept long out of the ground."&mdash;Heinrich, 1887

Lilium Brownii

"L. Brownii has been considered by some a very difficult species to grow, whereas the whole secret of…

From the bottom of the bulb, roots descend into soil to absorb moisture and other matter from it, while, above, it sends up leaves to digest and convert these matters into nourishment.

Lily Bulb

From the bottom of the bulb, roots descend into soil to absorb moisture and other matter from it, while,…

Common tiger lily is the common name of lilium tigrinum. The flowers are a bright, deep, orange red. There are also numerous small, distinct, purplish black spots. The flowers bloom in July and August.

Flower Stem of Common Tiger Lily

Common tiger lily is the common name of lilium tigrinum. The flowers are a bright, deep, orange red.…

Common white water lily is the common name of nymphaea alba. The flowers are white and have no scent. The flowers are four to six inches across and float on the surface of the water.

Common White Water Lily

Common white water lily is the common name of nymphaea alba. The flowers are white and have no scent.…

An extinct lily crinoid.

Lily Crinoid

An extinct lily crinoid.

A remarkable genus of American pitcher plants. The leaves are trumpet shaped up to length of 3 feet.

Darlingtonia

A remarkable genus of American pitcher plants. The leaves are trumpet shaped up to length of 3 feet.

Day lily is the common name of hemerocallis. The fulva variety has large flowers, about four inches wide. There are only a few flowers in each cluster. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Day Lily (Hemerocallis Fulva)

Day lily is the common name of hemerocallis. The fulva variety has large flowers, about four inches…

"A genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceae, having a perianth with bell-shaped limb, and sub-cylindrical tube, and globose seeds with soft testa. Several species are cultivated in our flower-gardens, especially the fragrant Yellow Day-lily, a native of Hungary, Siberia, and the north of China." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Day-lily

"A genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceae, having a perianth with bell-shaped limb, and sub-cylindrical…

A species of lily which produces clusters of flowers in a tightly contained space.

Floribunda

A species of lily which produces clusters of flowers in a tightly contained space.

The flowers of the Golden Rayed Lily of Japan are ivory white with a distinct central band of bright yellow and numerous deep purple spots. The flowers bloom in summer.

Inflorescence of Golden Rayed Lily of Japan

The flowers of the Golden Rayed Lily of Japan are ivory white with a distinct central band of bright…

Golden Turk's Cap lily and Japanese Turk's cap lily are the common names of lilium hansonii. The flowers are slightly fragrant and bright golden-yellow spotted with purplish-brown. The flowers are native to Japan.

Golden Turk's Cap Lily

Golden Turk's Cap lily and Japanese Turk's cap lily are the common names of lilium hansonii. The flowers…

Lilium auratum has several common names including golden-banded lily, golden-rayed lily, and queen of lilies. It is native to Japan and bloom in late July and August. The flowers are white spotted with crimson with a yellow band extending the whole length of each segment.

Golden-Banded Lily

Lilium auratum has several common names including golden-banded lily, golden-rayed lily, and queen of…

Cross section of leaf of lily, somewhat diagrammatic: e, upper epidermis,s, stomata in cross-section, p, palisade layer

Lily Leaf

Cross section of leaf of lily, somewhat diagrammatic: e, upper epidermis,s, stomata in cross-section,…

Leopard lily and panther lily are the common names of lilium pardalinum. The base of the flowers is bright yellow spotted brownish purple. The rest of the flower is bright orange-scarlet.

Leopard Lily

Leopard lily and panther lily are the common names of lilium pardalinum. The base of the flowers is…

Lilies are herbaceous flowering plants normally grown from bulbs. They are large showy flowering garden plants.

Lilies

Lilies are herbaceous flowering plants normally grown from bulbs. They are large showy flowering garden…

Lilium bulbiferum is a bulb bearing variety of lily. The flowers are red and slightly cottony on the outside. The flowers bloom in summer.

Flowering Stem of Lilium Bulbiferum

Lilium bulbiferum is a bulb bearing variety of lily. The flowers are red and slightly cottony on the…

Lilium canadense is a Canadian variety of the lily. The flowers vary in color from bright yellow to pale bright red. The flowers also have copious spots. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Habit and Detached Single Flower of Lilium Canadense

Lilium canadense is a Canadian variety of the lily. The flowers vary in color from bright yellow to…

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Lilium Chalcedonicum

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Lilium chalcedonicum is a variety of lily. The flowers are bright scarlet. The stem is stiff and erect, growing between two and three feet tall.

Flower Stem of Lilium Chalcedonicum

Lilium chalcedonicum is a variety of lily. The flowers are bright scarlet. The stem is stiff and erect,…

Lilium concolor pulchelium is a variety of lily. The flowers are bright scarlet with a few faint spots of black. There are twenty to thirty leaves at flowering time.

Lilium Concolor Pulchelium

Lilium concolor pulchelium is a variety of lily. The flowers are bright scarlet with a few faint spots…

Lilium davuricum is a variety of lily. The flowers are scarlet. The stem is between two and three feet high.

Habit and Detached Inflorescence of Lilium Davuricum

Lilium davuricum is a variety of lily. The flowers are scarlet. The stem is between two and three feet…

Lilium elegans is native to Japan and blooms in June and early July. The flowers are orange red and slightly spotted with purplish black.

Lilium Elegans

Lilium elegans is native to Japan and blooms in June and early July. The flowers are orange red and…

Lilium elegans is an elegant variety of lily. The flowers are a pale, scarlet red color. Each stem has one or two flower heads.

Habit and Detached Flower of Lilium Elegans

Lilium elegans is an elegant variety of lily. The flowers are a pale, scarlet red color. Each stem has…

Lilium giganteum flowers are white, slight tinged with green on the outside, and with purple in the throat. The stem is straight and erect, growing between four and ten feet tall.

Lilium Giganteum

Lilium giganteum flowers are white, slight tinged with green on the outside, and with purple in the…

Lilium grayi is native to North Carolina and Virginia. The flowers usually hang more loosely than how they are pictured. The flowers bloom in June and July.

Lilium Grayi

Lilium grayi is native to North Carolina and Virginia. The flowers usually hang more loosely than how…

Lilium hansoni is a variety of lily. The flowers are a reddish orange color. The stem is three to four feet high.

Habit and Detached Flower of Lilium Hansoni

Lilium hansoni is a variety of lily. The flowers are a reddish orange color. The stem is three to four…

Lilium henryi flowers bloom August and September and are native to central China. The flowers are bright orange-yellow and slight spotted with reddish brown. The flowers also have a green band at the base of each segment.

Lilium Henryi

Lilium henryi flowers bloom August and September and are native to central China. The flowers are bright…

Lilium humboldtii flowers are bright orange-yellow, spotted deep purple brown. The flowers bloom late June to early August. The flower is native to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.

Lilium Humboldtii

Lilium humboldtii flowers are bright orange-yellow, spotted deep purple brown. The flowers bloom late…

Lilium japonicum is native to Japan and blooms from June to early July. The flowers are usually of a bright, pure, rose-pink color.

Lilium Japonicum

Lilium japonicum is native to Japan and blooms from June to early July. The flowers are usually of a…

Lilium longiflorum is a long flowered variety of lily. The flowers are fragrant and pure white. The flowers bloom in June.

Flowers of Lilium Longiflorum

Lilium longiflorum is a long flowered variety of lily. The flowers are fragrant and pure white. The…

Lilium neilgherrense blooms in August and September and is native to India. There are one to three flowers that are six to eight inches long. The flowers are cream colored faintly tinged with purple.

Lilium Neilgherrense

Lilium neilgherrense blooms in August and September and is native to India. There are one to three flowers…

Lilium parvum is native to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The flowers bloom in June and early July. The bulbs are usually more clustered more tightly than indicated in the image.

Lilium Parvum

Lilium parvum is native to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The flowers bloom in June and…

The lilium pomponium variety of lily has bright red flower or flowers tinged with orange. There are as many as one hundred leaves to a stem.

Habit and Detached Flower of Lilium Pomponium

The lilium pomponium variety of lily has bright red flower or flowers tinged with orange. There are…

The lilium pyrenaicum variety of lily has bright yellow flowers. The flowers are one and a half to two inches long.

Flower of Lilium Pyrenaicum

The lilium pyrenaicum variety of lily has bright yellow flowers. The flowers are one and a half to two…

Lilium roseum is a variety of lily with large, lilac flowers. The flowers bloom in April. The leaves are crowded at the base of the stem.

Habit and Detached Portion of Raceme of Lilium Roseum

Lilium roseum is a variety of lily with large, lilac flowers. The flowers bloom in April. The leaves…

Illustrated is a form of lily. It is one of the Archelirion kinds, lilium speciosum.

Lilium Speciosum

Illustrated is a form of lily. It is one of the Archelirion kinds, lilium speciosum.

Lilium speciosum roseum is a handsome variety of lily with rose colored flowers.

Lilium Speciosum Roseum

Lilium speciosum roseum is a handsome variety of lily with rose colored flowers.

Illustrated is a form of lily. It belongs to the turban or Turk's cap group, lilium superbum.

Lilium Superbum

Illustrated is a form of lily. It belongs to the turban or Turk's cap group, lilium superbum.

The common names of lilium superbum are American Turk's Cap lily and swamp lily. The flowers are brilliant orange-scarlet, shaded yellow, and spotted purplish brown at the base. The flowers bloom late July to early September.

Lilium Superbum

The common names of lilium superbum are American Turk's Cap lily and swamp lily. The flowers are brilliant…

Lilium testaceum flowers are yellow tinged with dull red. The flowers are two and a half to three inches deep.

Flower Stem of Lilium Testaceum

Lilium testaceum flowers are yellow tinged with dull red. The flowers are two and a half to three inches…

Lilium tigrinum splendens sometimes has twenty five flowers to a stem.

Inflorescence of Lilium Tigrinum Splendens

Lilium tigrinum splendens sometimes has twenty five flowers to a stem.

Lilium washingtonianum flowers are white tinged with purple or lilac. The stem grows between three and five feet tall.

Flower Stem and Detached Flower of Lilium Washingtonianum

Lilium washingtonianum flowers are white tinged with purple or lilac. The stem grows between three and…

A lily and a honey bee.

Lily

A lily and a honey bee.

This illustration shows the scaly bulb of a Lily. Lilies are showy and large flowered plants that are very important as garden plants, and in literature.

Lily

This illustration shows the scaly bulb of a Lily. Lilies are showy and large flowered plants that are…

border of lilies of the field.

Lily

border of lilies of the field.

A header of lilies.

Lily Header

A header of lilies.

A genus of plants of the family liliaceae, native to the bushy places of America and Eurasia. It has oblong leaves, and cup-shaped flowers noted for their agreeable odor.

Lily of the Valley

A genus of plants of the family liliaceae, native to the bushy places of America and Eurasia. It has…

Also known as Convallaria majalis. It is native throughout the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. The flowers are white tepals, bell-shaped, and sweetly scented.

Lily of the Valley

Also known as Convallaria majalis. It is native throughout the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe.…

Also known as Richardia africana. A large, white flower with a rolled round at the edge.

Arum Lily

Also known as Richardia africana. A large, white flower with a rolled round at the edge.

Lily bulbs are composed of a number of fleshy scales. The fleshy scales contract and become withered under the drying influence of the open air.

Bulb of Lily

Lily bulbs are composed of a number of fleshy scales. The fleshy scales contract and become withered…

African plant known for a white spathe and yellow spad.

Calla Lily

African plant known for a white spathe and yellow spad.

Also known as Lilium longiflorum. They are native to Japan and Taiwan, and bears a number of trumpet-shaped, white, fragrant, outward-facing flowers

Easter Lily

Also known as Lilium longiflorum. They are native to Japan and Taiwan, and bears a number of trumpet-shaped,…

This lily is a red flowering plant.

Scarborough Lily

This lily is a red flowering plant.

Lilium martagon (Martagon or Turk's cap lily) is a species of lily. It has a widespread native region extending from central Europe east through northern Asia to Mongolia and Korea. Several subspecies have been named. The plant is stem-rooting, growing between 1 m and 2 m tall. The flower colour is typically a pink-purple, with dark spots, but is quite variable, extending from near white to near black. The flowers are scented. Numerous flowers are borne on each plant, and up to 50 can be found on vigorous plants.

Turk's Cap Lily

Lilium martagon (Martagon or Turk's cap lily) is a species of lily. It has a widespread native region…

The White Water lily is found in all temperate climates, and attains great size in the tropics.

Water Lily

The White Water lily is found in all temperate climates, and attains great size in the tropics.

The White Lily is used as an ornament design in flat and relief forms.

White Lily

The White Lily is used as an ornament design in flat and relief forms.