The red spider lily or the bianhua is a flower of transition. Some legends in China and Japan tell of stories of spirits who, in life, were ill-fated in matters of the heart. If the wandering specter stumbles upon the lily, its beauty is so distracting it frees them from their regret allowing them to move on and reincarnate.
Red Spider Lily
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