The letter is Z
Z stands for Zantedeschia aethiopica
And it may, or may not, surprise you to know that this is the official name of the Calla Lily
this painting by Christine E. Striemer
A most charming and elegant flower, its beauty and pure simplicity making it
a popular choice for weddings and funerals
On the other hand, the Calla Lily is a native to Africa,
where it grows wild along roadways and in fields
and is called 'pigs ear'.
But in Greek the name means 'beautiful'!
The Calla is easy to grow, thriving even in poor soil from a rhizome
which can be saved from year to year
and replanted in your garden in the early spring.
In the house the Calla is known as a 'heavy drinker'
and it is advised that the stems in the vase be cut every few days
to enable it to slake its thirst.
And here we are at Z in the alphabet, and looking forward to starting again at A, with thanks to Denise, Roger and all others who help with this meme.
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