Legend tells that the fairies use the flowers as steps to help them get to the reeds they use to weave their cradles. When the fairies sing, the flowers ring.
Like everything else, there's a dark side to this delicate beauty. If eaten, all parts of the Lily of the Valley plant are poisonous to humans, cats, and dogs.
The national hot line for the National Poison Control Center is 1-800-222-1222. Any time you have a question about poisoning, or poison prevention, just call this number. It does not need to be an emergency, and the line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Why did Our Creator design this precious flower and then make it poisonous? Maybe it's a way to teach us that, "The beauty of the world has two edges....one of laughter and one of anguish."