Fragrant Water Lily

I have not passed by any of these while they’re open, while I had a camera, so this will have to do. (They are open in the  morning, and closed in the afternoon.) This is back farther in the woods at Wilson. They like clear water as deep as 8 feet, and they root into the mucky bottom, and send up stems which will each bear one flower. A food source for turtles, muskrats, beavers and deer. Native.

Fragrant Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae odorata) (all those vowels are not typos.)

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