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Lilies

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Lilies were large flowers that grow on slender stalks. Given many references to these flowers they must have been widespread in Middle-earth: In the Shire there were two Hobbits who were named "Lily", Lily Baggins[1] and Lily Cotton.[2] Among Gandalf's amazing array of fireworks was one in the shape of a lily, which could famously hang in the air throughout an entire evening.[3] Frodo and Sam found lilies when they came to Ithilien.[4] Éowyn, ill in the Houses of Healing, was described as "white as a lily".[5]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Houses of Healing"