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White WaterLily

Nymphaea tuberosa

Description:

Floating white flower, 6 inches wide, made up of many pointed petals surrounding a yellow center. Leaf is round or heart-shaped, deeply notches, toothless, shiny green, floating leaves 5 to 12 inches wide.

Habitat:

Spotted near marsh area at South Tamarac Lake.

Notes:

Leaves float on the water's surface. It requires quiet water because it is rooted to the lake or pond bottom. Its stems and leaves have air channels the trap air to keep the plant afloat. Flowers open on sunny days and close at night and on cloudy days.

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Tamarac Connie
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Tamarac Connie

Rochert, Minnesota, United States

Spotted on Jun 30, 2021
Submitted on Jun 30, 2021

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