Lilium longiflorum ( often called the Easter lily, is a plant endemic to both Taiwan and Ryukyu islands in Japan. Lilium formosanum is a closely related species from Taiwan, and has been treated as a variety of Easter lily in the days gone by. A peculiar habit of flowering in pairs with flowers bending opposite to one another is a characteristic. It has a very faint fragrance but stays fresh for a number of days. One of the many varieties of lilies we have at home. Typically these bloom in the summer, they give a wonderfully optimistic feeling when they show their glory.