Discovery: Native to Asia. According to the Roman myth, when Juno, the queen of the gods and goddesses of marriage, was nursing her son Hercules, excess milk fell from the sky. Part of it stayed in the heavens, creating the Milky Way, and part of it fell to earth, creating the lily.

Common Name: Lily 

Botanical Name: Lilium 

Pronunciation: lil-ee 

Kingdom: Plantae 

Order: Liliales 

Family: Liliaceae 

Genus: Lilium