Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. —Luke 12: 27- 28
Most authorities now regard the Palestine anemone, Anemone cornaria, as the famous “lily of the fields.” The anemone still blankets the Mount of Olives with its brilliant colors from January to April—and can bring bright spring color to your garden. The plants are useful in the border or in clumps, where their bright green parsley-like foliage is an attractive background for the colorful flowers that grow 6″-18″ high. The herb, also called “windflower,” was used medicinally for a variety of ailments.