Lily is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Liliaceae. There are hundreds of varieties of lilies that can be found mostly in the northern hemisphere (Europe, Asia and North America). Most species grow in temperate and tropical areas. Lily usually inhabits forests, grasslands, marshes and mountains.
Because of their beauty, lilies are cultivated throughout the world. Lily is mainly used in decorative purposes. White lily is a symbol of good luck in Japan.
This type of lily is also inevitable part of wedding bouquets around the globe. Certain types of wild lilies are endangered due to habitat loss as a result of urban development and increased agriculture. Besides that, lilies are prone to various bacterial, viral and fungal diseases.
Lily flower consists of 6 tepals (fused sepals and petals). Nectar is produced at the base of each leaf. Lily has beautiful, large flower that can be white, yellow, orange, red, purple or pink in color. Flower can be covered with different types of freckles. Lily develops from a bulb that can be located near the surface of the ground or buried deep underground.