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White Water Lily

Nymphaea alba

Description:

An aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae. It grows in water from 30-150 centimeters deep and likes large ponds and lakes. The leaves can be up to thirty centimeters in diameter and they take up a spread of 150 centimeters per plant. The flowers are white and they have many small stamens inside.

Habitat:

Growing in my container pond in my garden.

Notes:

It's very interesting to see this flower bloom. When the bud first opened was early morning (around 7:30am) as the first sun shone on the pond. It stayed fully open until about 9:30am, then closed itself up for the day. The next day the same happened, with the lily only staying open for a couple of hours. The third day, it withered. Short lived and only showing its full beauty for a short amount of time, but well worth it!

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Stefania Romoff
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Stefania Romoff

Antigua and Barbuda

Spotted on Dec 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2015

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