Lily of the valley has inspired many legends over time. One such Christian legend explains that the tears that Mary shed at the cross turned to Lilies of the Valley, prompting the flower to sometimes be referred to as Our Ladys Tears.
The red lotus is the symbol of the heart's original nature. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, activity and all the qualities of the heart. It is the lotus of Avalokitesvara. (Red Lotus Flower Reflections on Green Background by Bahman Farzad)