April showers bring May flowers. Tell about some spring flowers.

I’d like to say a few words about wonderful forest flowers lilies-of-the-valley.

I know some interesting facts about them.

Lily-of-the-valley can live for decades in cool climates, but doesn’t survive for long in hot weather.

Lily-of-the-valley can reach 4 to 8 inches in height. Under optimal conditions, it quickly spreads and forms large colonies.

The flower is delicate and beautiful, but can be poisonous when ingested causing abdominal pain, blurred vision, drowsiness, and reduced heart rate.

Lily of the valley blooms during the last spring month May. Flowers emit strong, sweet scent which attracts bees, responsible for the pollination of this plant.

Lily of the valley is not “true” lily. Despite its name, it actually belongs to the asparagus family.

France celebrates Lily-of-the-Valley Day on May 1.

Lily-of-the-valley is a popular ingredient in perfumes and other cosmetics.

My family and I went to the forest last week. We saw lots of lilies-of-the-valley. There were up to ten flowers on one stalk. I love this spring flower very much.