The lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, is a perennial herb that grows in bright forests. It is a popular garden plant, which is often used as ground cover in parts of the garden that are in shade. The flowers of the plant are white, bell-shaped and very fragrant. The lily of the valley becomes 15-20 cm tall and blooms from May to June.
The lily of the valley belongs to the convalescent family and is the most toxic member. Leaves, stems and flowers contain heart-active substances.
The plant is similar to rams, often used in food.