This beautiful flower, Water Lily, is an icon of summer. It is a distant relative to cucumbers, melons, and squashes.
Water lilies bloom in various colors, including pink, white, blue, yellow, and purple. They display a beautiful and captivating scent, which has been said to attract some insects.
Water lilies have adapted to survive in shallow ponds and other bodies of water. Its roots attach to a hard surface, and its leaves float on the surface while its flowers bloom above the water.
Found in almost every corner of the world, the flowers of a Water Lily only last one day. New blossoms open every morning, and a single plant can be productive for several months.
While providing floating stability, its leaves also help block out other aquatic life. This gives the Fish within the same environment a place to feed, mate and reproduce.
Because of their vivid colors and unique form, Water Lilies are a favorite subject for artists and photographers.
The water lily symbolizes purity and beauty and has been enjoyed by cultures worldwide for centuries.
During the day, Water Lilies produce oxygen, but at night they absorb oxygen from the water and give off carbon dioxide.
Water lilies have a distinct growth pattern. In the summer, its plant grows faster, while it is slower in the winter.
Rarely can water lilies reproduce asexually, in which a single shoot of the plant can form new plants.
Water lilies use unique veins and air holes that allow their leaves to remain above water even during heavy rains.