Floating, white flowers with many petals and long, yellow stamens. The plant is rooted from rhizomes, which give rise to smooth floating leaves that are covered with a waxy upper coating, which is water-repellent.
In a small woodland pond.
The flowers open each day and close again at night. Once the flowers get pollinated, the developing fruit gets pulled back underwater for maturation.
Lat: 41.56, Long: -73.23
Spotted on Jul 6, 2017
Submitted on Dec 11, 2017