Lily of the Valley, a fragrant perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia and commonly planted in gardens in North America. The plant grows from rhizomes. Its flowerstalk, rising between a pair of upright leaves, bears a row of small, nodding, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are white to pink; they produce red berries. The plant contains various toxins that stimulate the heart and, if ingested in large quantities, can cause death. In the past, one of these toxins, convallatoxin, was widely used as a heart medication. Lily of the valley is sometimes cultivated as a source of perfume.

Lily of the valleyLily of the valley is a fragrant perennial flowering plant.

Lily of the valley is Convallaria majalis of the lily family, Liliaceae.