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Chetz - - 16th October 2008

Observed: 16th October 2008 By: Chetz
Water lilies

Some pink flowers on a pond

Species interactions

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Species with which Water-Lily (Nymphaea) interacts


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nice flowers

I think these are water lillies - is that right??!!

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Yes, they are water lilies

Yes, they are water lilies allright!
Not native ones, though, I don't think.

Interesting fact: Water lilies are a very ancient group of plants that branched off from other plants very early in evolution, somewhere around the origin of flowering plants themselves. The first water lilies had tiny flowers, just a couple of millimeters across.

Jonathan Silvertown

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Thanks for that Jonathan!