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Sweet Water-lily

Nymphaea odorata


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.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.56, Long: -73.23

Spotted on Jul 6, 2017
Submitted on Dec 11, 2017

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