|"They're called fire lilies. They only bloom a few weeks a year ..."|
|— Hama to Katara.|
The fire lily is a flower that grows in the meadows of the Fire Nation, such as the grassy fields near Hama's village. The vibrant, red blossoms of this flower bloom just a few weeks every year around the middle of summer. Many annual Fire Lily Festivals are held throughout the Fire Nation during their blooming period.
While training Katara in the art of waterbending, Hama stated that these flowers were one of her favorite things about living in the Fire Nation. However, she subsequently demonstrated ambient water channeling by extracting water from a bed of fire lilies, causing them to wilt.
- The flower carries a connotation similar to the panda lily in the Earth Kingdom.
- Fire lilies are a favorite subject of many poets and artists in the Fire Nation. They are a symbol of fiery purity and passion.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (November 9, 2007). "The Puppetmaster". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 8. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated, encyclopedia now broken though archived here.