Arum

by Kaeyla Mcgee January. 21, 2017 911 views


The Arum Lily.

A symbol of purity

and quiet elegance.

Also known in Europe and America as a Calla lily, it is neither an arum (the genus Arum), nor a lily ( genus Lilium). It is called that however in the place of its origin (South Africa) and is associated with the lily as a symbol of purity. The plant is used as food, medicinally and of course decoratively. It grows wild in the area in which I live and when the rains have been good whole fields and all the river courses are covered with white flowers - quite breathtaking. 

(For anyone who wants to know, the botanical name is Zantedeschia).

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Thomas Donbosco 2 years, 7 months ago

amazing composition...

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaeyla Mcgee Replied to Thomas Donbosco 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Thomas - much appreciated

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 7 months ago

Sky is lovely Kaeyla ans I like the contrast of the lily and the barbed wire.

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

Lovely tight focus & fascinating info...

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

You've chosen a perfect background. Beautiful

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
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