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W H I T E WATER=LILY. WATER NYMPH. Cast alia odor at a. FAMILY Water-lily. COLOUR White or rose. ODOUR Fragrant. RANGE General. TIME OF BLOOM All summer. Flowers: l a r g e ; s o l i t a r y . Calyx: of four to six sepals. Corolla : o f n u m e r ous petals in many concentric circles, the innermost passing g r a d u a l l y into stamens. Stamens: n u m e r o u s . Pistil: one, h a v i n g a many-celled ovary, the r o u n d e d t o p of w h i c h p r o d u c e s r a d i a t e s t i g m a s a r o u n d a c e n t r a l p r o j e c t i o n .

Pistil: one. Leaves : o n p e t i o l e s ; o p p o s i t e ; o b l o n g o r l a n c e o l a t e ; s e r r a t e d . Stem : s m o o t h ; slightly curving and branched. I t is m o s t l y i n b r o o k s and watery ditches that we find this dear l i t t l e plant. C h i l d r e n often mistake it for the w i l d forgetme-not and are i n v a r i a b l y d i s a p p o i n t e d when they l e a r n that it bears no more tender name than A m e r i c a n b r o o k l i m e . Plants Growing In M u d : Bogs, Swamps and Marshes.

One of the most i n t e r e s t i n g features of aquatic life is the way that the plants care for themselves d u r i n g the c o l d weather. In summer, the l i l y floats upon the surface of the water so as to a t t r a c t the attention of the aquatic insects on w h i c h i t relies for f e r t i l i z a t i o n . B e i n g u n t r a m m e l l e d b y space, it spreads its leaves out r o u n d l y to the sunshine and d r i n k s i n a b u n d a n t l y of life. T h e water serves well to float the leaves instead of the stalks that are necessary to aerial foliage.

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