Lily SVG – perennial flowering plant, belongs to the class of monocotyledonous, the order of lilies, the family of lilies, the genus of lilies. These beautiful flowers have been known since ancient times. The image of a lily is found on frescoes, vases, coins of different ancient civilizations – Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia. Many peoples consider this flower to be a symbol of purity, innocence and purity. The name of the lily in translation from the ancient Keltic means “whiteness”, and from the ancient Greek – “white-white”.
Lily SVG – description, structure, characteristics. How does the lily look like?
Lilies have an onion, which is a shortened stem and consists of separate, adjacent to each other scales, which are modified leaves. During the vegetation period, they store nutrients. Scales vary in size, shape and location. In summer, they grow from the centre of the bulb. The outer flakes are periodically dying out. Depending on the species, they can be as large as oatmeal grains (L.avenaceum) and up to 10 cm in diameter (Henry’s lily (L. Nepgui)). Usually the number of scales is 8-40, but sometimes it can be 100-120, as in the bulb of Kesselringianum. Each flake separated from the bulb may form a new bulb.
The structure of the Lily SVG bulb is of different types: concentric, table, pseudo-pillar and rhizome. Depending on the species, the bulbs have different colors: white (Asian lilies), purple (tubular lilies), yellow (Caucasian lilies).
The bulbs grow from the base of the bottom of the stalks of the bulb, the main or under-growth roots, mostly perennial. They help the plant to stay in the ground and feed on it. These species include the Lily SVG is pure white (L. candidum), the lily is tiled (L. testaceum), etc.
Most lilies have stem or superficial roots. They grow from the short underground part of the stem and serve to feed and absorb moisture from the surface layer of the soil and help keep the stem upright. These roots die off in autumn with the stem. This group of lilies is called stem root. Its representatives are L. regale, L. Henryi, L. Speciosum and others.
The lily stem is smooth, sometimes pubescent, brownish or green. Its height can reach 2 – 2.5 m in eastern lilies and their hybrids, and in some wild species only 15-20 cm.
The stem is covered with seated leaves. Their placement and shape vary depending on the plant species. Leaves of a Lily SVG can be muddy on the stem, i.e. several leaves, such as a curly lily (L. martagon), move away from a single node and one leaf at a time, i.e. one at a time, like a lily drooping (L. cernuum). Often these two forms can be combined: the bottom of the mudguard and the top of the leaf is spiralled. The leaves have a linear or lanceolate shape with longitudinal veining. Their width varies from 2 to 6 cm, and length from 2 to 20 cm. Usually the leaves are larger in the lower part of the plant, and decrease to the top. The colour of the lily leaves varies from light green to dark purple. Their surface may be glossy or pubescent. Many lily species have mini bulbs in their leaf sinuses, called bulbs, such as lily lanceolate (L. lancifolium). Once on the ground, they germinate.
The main species traits of lilies are their shape, colour and size. The size of the flower is determined by its diameter and height. The smallest flowers of wild lilies range from 2 cm in diameter, the largest from golden (L. auratum) and beautiful (L. speciosum) lilies and their hybrids to 30 cm.
Lily flowers are collected at the top of the stem in inflorescences of 5 to 35 or more flowers. Occasionally there are 1-2 flowers.
The Lily SVG flower consists of 6 petals, 6 stamens with large elongated anthers and a pistil. There are flower shapes:
- cup-shaped (or cup-shaped),
- starry (star-shaped),
- bells and bells,
In addition, the crossing of different lily species has resulted in many hybrids with a mixture of classic flower shapes, such as the star flat one.
The colour of the lily flower petals can be very varied, and as a result of the hybridisation, the colour palette has expanded even further. Lilies come in yellow, orange, red, pink, lilac, apricot and intermediate tones. The petals have clear speckles that vary in number, color, size, shape and density of placement. Hybrids without specks have been bred, e.g. Connecticut Meid, dressing lily (Narjadnaja). The specks are genus traits, as are the colours of the anthers, pollen, stamens, pistil and stigma.
Some lily species, such as long flowers and oriental lilies, have a pleasant aroma, most tubes smell abruptly and many Asian lilies do not smell at all.