Monday, December 5, 2011

Water Lily

Did you know that that water lilies are not really lilies? Other then the fact that they are both plants there is no relation at all. Most water lilies belong to the family Nymphaeaceae in the order Nymphaeales where lilies belong to the Liliaceae family in the order Lilales. Water lilies are not the only non-lily lilies, day lilies and spider lilies are also not really lilies. I photographed this tropical water lily at the water gardens at the Como Zoo and Conservatory this summer.


Linda Makiej said...


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It may not be a lilly but it is still very pretty.

Jama said...

I've never seen a red water lily before, usually they are pink, purple...not red. But beautiful nevertheless.

Robin said...

Beautiful! And I did suspect they weren't actually lilies, simply because they don't make me sneeze LOL.

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Liz said...

Lovely red water lily!

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Meikah said...

Red water lily is cool! I love lilies... :)

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TheChieftess said...

Interesting!!! I wonder why they're not part of the same family!!!

Firas said...

Very pretty flower, rich in color and content :)


Water Lily said...

Aww very nice picture of water lily.

I usually see a white water lily in our place.