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Blue Egyptian water lily / Sacred blue lily

Nymphaea caerulea


"Family: Nymphaeaceae Its original habitat may have been along the Nile and other locations in East Africa. It spread to other locations, however, already in ancient times, like the Indian Subcontinent and Thailand."

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namitha 2 years ago

Thank you soo much. That's really an honour. I didn't know all these interesting facts about the Egyptian water lily.

LisaPowers 2 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: The Egyptian water lily was considered extremely significant in Egyptian mythology, as it was said to rise and fall with the sun. It was also believed that the ancient solar deity Ra was originally born out of a water lily seedpod.

Blue Egyptian water lily (Nymphaea caerulea) spotted in Kerala, India by PN user namitha.

Kerala, India

Lat: 11.80, Long: 76.01

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

Spotted for mission


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