Which Irish symbol remembers Irish combatants who died in the 1916 Easter Rising?
One of the most ancient of countries, Ireland has memorialized its history in multiple unique symbols. These historical symbols are now considered representative icons of Ireland itself. Craftsman utilize these symbols from ancient Irish communities in jewelry, paintings, textiles and pottery as a way of showing pride in their Irish heritage. One symbol, the Easter Lily, became associated with those who died, in fighting or by execution, during and after the 1916 Easter Rising. Over time, this beloved symbol has come to represent Ireland’s fight for independence. Source: Ireland-Calling.com
Lilium longiflorum, often called the Easter lily, is a plant endemic to the Ryukyu Islands. Lilium formosana, a closely related species from Taiwan, has been treated as a variety of Easter lily in the past.
Scientific name: Lilium longiflorum
Higher classification: Lily
Did you know: The Easter Lily is the fourth largest crop in wholesale value. ndsu.edu