One of the answers on "What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, “Consider the lilies”?" has been mod-deleted, but I can't see any reason why this should be — there wasn't any comment on the post by the mod indicating the reason for deletion.
It is very long, but most of the length is a compendium of on-topic quotes from a wide variety of sources: a lot of effort has obviously gone into the post which probably reflected in the 4 upvotes it had at the time of deletion (it also had two downvotes but I can't tell if they reflect the latest revision).
Of course any answer would pale next to Schuh's outstanding effort yesterday, which will no doubt always be the top answer (and deservedly so), but we don't need to delete other answers on a question when there is one excellent answer: the whole reason Q&A works here is that the most useful answers tend to float to the top.
If it had been closed by the community I'd just vote to undelete and leave it at that — those with high rep on the site can decide one way or the other, but with mod-deletion there is no option to do so:
Please may we know the reason for the deletion and some indication of what the standard is for doing so in general.