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White Water Lily

Nymphaea alba


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.


Growing in my container pond in my garden.


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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