Yunshang, Fairy Yunshang (雲裳仙子), a poetic name for lily flowers. Because the bulb of the lily is made up of nearly a hundred scales, ancient Chinese regarded the booming of lily flower as a good omen for a hundred years of harmony, and auspicious prospects of everything. They called it 百合. The lilies that smell fragrant are Asiatic Lilies. Lilies are mainly originated in China.
I have learned this from my research on the web, in the West, there are many legends about lilies, and the Bible records that lilies were transformed from Eve's tears. Legend has it that Eve and Adam were tempted by serpents to eat the forbidden fruit and were thus expelled from the Garden of Eden. Eve could not help shedding tears of sadness in her remorse, which turned into white and fragrant lilies when they fell. Therefore, the lily is a pure gift, a gift from God. People often think that lily flower represents purity and freshness.
Lily bulbs are rich in nutrients and have good pharmacological effects. Its white scales can be used for stirfries, with a delicate, sweet flavor. I like 西芹炒百合，蓮子百合綠豆湯, etc.
This spring, I cleaned up a small sunny area in my garden where I planted some lilies of various colors. I call it "Lily Valley". Next spring, you will see more varieties of lily flowers blooming ~~
【七絕】 百合花擎 （七陽）