Saturday, August 27, 2011

White Water Lily

Now is the time of the year when we see a lot of white water lily. This is the most common water lily here in Minnesota. Much of the water lily plant is below the water and is not visible. Attached to the round floating leaves are stalks which reach down through the water to an extensive stem and root system called the rhizomes. The stalks are spongy with four channels which the plant uses to transmit oxygen and carbon dioxide. Flower usually bloom in the morning but close again in the afternoon.


11 comments:

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful lilies!

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Tash said...

Monet would be proud to of painted this! Beautiful photo and enjoyable bio lesson - I didn't know water lily's closed in the afternoon.

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful photo! I wish I could take one like that.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous!

Twiggy said...

Beautiful lilies!

KaHolly said...

I have a special place in my heart for water lilies, as my avatar reflects. Glad to learn a little more about them. Your picture is beautiful!

Bacolod and Beyond said...

Pretty lilies...The lilies of the field as what the Bible says... So beautiful.

LauraX said...

here too...this is a gorgeous photo!

Simply Delicious said...

Gorgeous!

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Denise said...

Wonderful photo. We have an abundance of waterlilies at a local pond and the beaver loves to dive down to them and eat the shoots.

Country Mouse Studio said...

what a beautiful shot