lily of the valley

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A perennial herb that contains asparagine, cardioactive glycosides—e.g., convalloside, gluconvalloside—flavonoids, and saponins; like foxglove, it was once used as a cardiotonic, diuretic and vasodilator
Toxicity Arrhythmias, confusion, hypertension, possibly death due to circulatory collapse; it is poisonous per the FDA

lily of the valley,

n Latin name:
Convallaria majalis; parts used: flowers, leaves, roots; uses: anticonvulsant, cardiotonic, heart conditions, topically to treat burns; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, labeled unsafe by FDA. Also called
Jacob's ladder, ladder-to-heaven, lily constancy, lily convalle, male lily, May lily, muguet, or
our-lady's-tears.
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One of this season's big launches is Chloe's Eau de Parfum (from pounds 35) whose rose, magnolia and lily-of-the-valley evoke twenties' sophistication.
She carried an ivory and white double-faced satin, hand-tied bouquet of gardenias, ivory and white roses, sweetheart roses, white hydrangeas, freesia, and lily-of-the-valley.
POT up lily-of-the-valley bulbs and grow them on a cool windowsill for a fragrant display of flowers in March.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Lily-of-the-Valley shrub (Pieris japonica) is a lesser-known but equally desirable plant for the kind of partial or filtered sun, acidic soil microclimate favored by sweet olive and gardenia.
Sambac jasmine, ylang-ylang, woody lily-of-the-valley and white iris create floral tones which are completed by an intoxicating blend of vanilla, fresh musk and amber.
Perennials which flower in spring and early summer, including epimediums, lily-of-the-valley and rhizomatous bearded irises, should be divided immediately after they have finished flowering.
Coleen, 21, flew to the French fragrance capital of Grasse to meet top perfumiers working on the scent, which is decribed as having hints of orange, amber, cedar wood, lily-of-the-valley and soft rose.
THE delicate-looking white pendant-shaped blooms of the lily-of-the-valley provide a delicious scent to any room or superb ground cover when left to naturalise in woodland settings.
However, beware that once you have planted lily-of-the-valley in your garden, if it likes the conditions, you are unlikely ever to be rid of it.