Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)

Water Lily, a beautiful flower that peeps up from water to welcome you in the world of natural beauty. It has thin petals with yellowish filaments. Its petals can be in many colors like white, yellow, pink, light blue or light red.

Thin alternate petals with shiny color give feelings of freshness in mind. Water Lilies have lily pads on water. The flower comes out of water through a thin soft tube.

Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round or fully circular.

This beautiful nature of water lilies has lead to their use as ornamental plants which can be placed in front of large hotels or office buildings in a pool or small pond.

Water lilies are of two main categories: hardy and tropical. Only during the day Hardy water lilies bloom, but in case of tropical water lilies it can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.

Usually water lilies grow naturally. As it is escaped from cultivation so it became an invasive flower.
White water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh and Blue water lily is the national flower of Sri Lanka.

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