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Convallaria Majalis

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04 Sep : 21:20

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convallaria_majalis5.jpgLily of the Valley has many beautiful, white, fragrant flowers, inverted cups, and broken down as grozdcheta.

Today his name Convallaria majalis L. lily of the valley has received from its ancient Latin name Lilium convalium, which translated means "lily of the valleys. So is Carl Linnaeus named the plant - lily of the valleys, blooming in May .. Indeed, lily of the valley is a relative of lilies and often blooms in moderately humid plains (and not only there, of course) in May - June.

Lily of the valley still called "Jacob's Ladder", "Tears of Mary" Tricholoma lily, ears of sarnichka. Lily of the Valley is one of the first flowers usher the coming of spring. That's why it has become a symbol of Christ's coming. Lily of the Valley is mentioned in the Song of Songs (2:1) of Solomon: "I am the rose of Sharon and lily of the valleys ..." Whiteness of the blooms, their delicate flavor have made the plant a symbol of the Virgin Mary, especially the Immaculate Conception.

Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite spring flowers for exquisite flavor of delicate, white bells, arranged in floral stems, 12-20 cm high it is a perennial plant and zimoustoychivo. Every autumn the leaves wither, and its spring appeared pale two sheets of coiled coils, which then evolved and become elongated and wide. Blooms in April - May.

Likes light shadows, sufficient moisture, clay, sandy, well drained and enough food soil that warms quickly in spring. Tolerate full shade. At one point rising to 10 years, of 1 square meters is available to 56 plants. Used for landscaping and zatsvetyavane of shady places to cut and color in the spring.

Soil should be neutral or slightly acid reaction (pH 5-6,5) and well enriched with manure ugnil.

Be propagated by division of rhizomes, dry autumn when over-ground part and transplant beds at a distance of 30 centimeters between rows and 5.6 cm between plants. Each plant for planting should have one or more of the germ and part of the rhizome, the upper part of the germs is buried at a depth of 1,5-2 cm after planting and watered in the summer is plenty.
May be stored in winter in the dark at 4.6 degrees and can be planted early in spring. So are retained by frost or rot. Germs rank vertically, preferably on moist moss or sand and roots are covered with sand, which is good to periodically moisten.
Susceptible to forced breeding. Suitable are bold seedlings with unilateral cut cone. Sandacheta planted in pots or 20-25 days before flowering period. Soil can be a mixture of peat and sawdust or larch. Very nice to be covered with germs damp moss, which is a good antiseptic, but when they start to grow intensively, is removed. Transplant in individual pots and kept in the dark and warm - about 22-25 degrees and pour. If pot in December, is sprinkled with warm water 35-38 degrees. When germs become 7.8 cm and earn 1.2 buds are placed on a light at - 20 degrees.

It is very important to beware of weeds, especially those with roots - as Piraeus. So it is better to weed five or six times each season.

Lily of the valley is poisonous! Signs of poisoning are very upset, vomiting, fatigue.

Antidote: poisoning with lily of the valley oak bark and boil milk.

As a medicine:
Healing parts of the plant: In Germany, water is used against Hartmann's Palsy / Aquaapcpletica Hartmani - this water is collected after sunset colors, and dried to make tea /. In England of water lily of the valley is called "golden water / Aquaaurea / s is used to treat nerve, headaches and as a prophylactic agent in infectious diseases and epidemics. The colors used on a water disease, heart disease, epilepsy, apoplectic stroke. In folk medicine - the color used as a tincture in an alcohol solution or vodka as a calming tool to weaken the degree of pain and inflammatory processes.

Pick the colors and the leaves: leaves with a length of 2 - 3 cm, and colors - with a length of 1 cm herbs must be dried quickly and placed in a tightly closed tin cans, as the air and humidity of these enzymes rapidly destroy the drug . After rip lily of the valley, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not be picked by children and pregnant women! The plant is dried on paper or in a dry and ventilated place. It is not often mix.

A curious fact is that in France there is a special day of lily of the valley.

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