Common white water lily is the common name of nymphaea alba. The flowers are white and have no scent. The flowers are four to six inches across and float on the surface of the water.

Common White Water Lily

Common white water lily is the common name of nymphaea alba. The flowers are white and have no scent.…

This cot, also known as a bed, is in the design of a Victoria Regia plant which is a form of a water lily.

Cot

This cot, also known as a bed, is in the design of a Victoria Regia plant which is a form of a water…

<i>Nymphaea elegans</i> is a blue Mexican water lily. The flowers are violet and three to six inches across. The flowers open between 8 A.M. and 1 P.M.

Nymphaea Elegans

Nymphaea elegans is a blue Mexican water lily. The flowers are violet and three to six inches across.…

<i>Nymphaea flavo-virens</i> has white flowers that are six to eight inches across. It is native to Mexico.

Nymphaea Flavo-Virens

Nymphaea flavo-virens has white flowers that are six to eight inches across. It is native to Mexico.

<i>Nymphaea tetragona</i> is a free bloomer and the smallest nymphaea in cultivation. The flowers open for three or four days from noon until about 5 P.M.

Nymphaea Tetragona

Nymphaea tetragona is a free bloomer and the smallest nymphaea in cultivation. The flowers open for…

The flowers of <i>nymphaea tuberosa</i> are pure white, four to nine inches across, and open for three or four days, from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. It is native to the northern, central United States.

Nymphaea Tuberosa

The flowers of nymphaea tuberosa are pure white, four to nine inches across, and open for three or four…

Illustrated are nympheas in an effective and natural setting.

Nympheas

Illustrated are nympheas in an effective and natural setting.

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies, and comes from a region in which it had been supposed that no Nymph&aelig;ace&aelig; occurred. It was first discovered by the botanist H&aelig;nke in 1801; Bonbigny, in 1828, sent home specimens to Paris; others also subsequently saw it growing, but it excited no attention till in 1837, Sir Robert Schomburgk found it in the Berbice river in British Guiana. The rootstock is thick and fleshy, the leaf-stalks prickly, the leaf peltate, its margin circular, its diameter from 6 to 12 feet, the edge so turned up as to make the leaves floating in tranquil water look like a number of large trays. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Victoria Regia

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies,…

This water lily was called Victoria Regia, named after Queen Victoria.

Water Lily

This water lily was called Victoria Regia, named after Queen Victoria.

"The Water Lily is an exogenous aquatic plant including eight genera, and all possessing submerged root stocks. They are found in all temperate climates, and attain great size in the tropics. The white water lily is the familiar flower of ponds and placid streams throughout North America, its large and chaste flowers claiming precedence for beauty among the indigenous flora."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

White Water Lily

"The Water Lily is an exogenous aquatic plant including eight genera, and all possessing submerged root…

Of the water-lily family (Nymphaeceae): bottom, water lily (Castalia odorata); top, yellow pond lily (Nymphaea advena).

Water Lily and Yellow Pond Lily

Of the water-lily family (Nymphaeceae): bottom, water lily (Castalia odorata); top, yellow pond lily…

Yellow water lily is the common name of nuphar luteum. The flowers are yellow with a brandy-like scent. The stalks rise a little above the surface of the water.

Yellow Water Lily

Yellow water lily is the common name of nuphar luteum. The flowers are yellow with a brandy-like scent.…