Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two Kinds of Water Lilies on Lake Miccosukee

On our morning paddle, we discovered two kinds of water lilies inhabiting Lake Miccosukee. The white was the more common.

The yellow is just as striking.

Below is a water lily seed pod, that are often seen in floral arrangements and especially wreaths. We have some brown dried ones that our toddler grandson is particularly interested in.

The leaves of the two lilies vary as can be seen in these photographs. One is much paler green than the other. I believe it is the yellow waterlily that has the darker colored leaf because it is split to the center, which is a characteristic of that lily. The paler one, which I think is the white water lily, was also much more water repellent and the lake water would just roll off the top.

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