Thursday, June 28, 2012

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)

The flowering plants of water lilies live in fresh water areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The widespread use of them as ornamental plants resulted in their invasive spread in some areas as the plant can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. The water lily can easily be confused with the lotus flower, an entirely different plant. In contrast to the water lily, the lotus flower has a distinctive circular seed pod in its center.

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