Night Blooming Water Lilies Photo Gallery

A cluster of Innocence - Very fragrant ~ whiter than most ~ its petals are pure white
Innocense night blooming water lily
King of Siam - Regarded as one of the most beautiful water lilies in existence.
king of siam night blooming water lily
Lily White Stars - The individual points of light are reflections of tiny air bubbles around the edges of the duckweed.
Lily white stars water lily duckweed
A cluster of Budding Innocence stands watch over the night time tropical pond.
innocense water lily buds
Mrs. Perry Slocum - It's not a water lily - It's a lotus, and perhaps the most famous in the world.
lotus mrs perry slocum
The majestic Charlene Strawn - A beautiful, rich yellow lily that stands well above the water amidst speckled green pads.
charlene strawn water lily
Victoria Amazonica on its First bloom night. It's the largest water lily in the world.
victoria amazonica night blooming water lily first night bloom
Victoria Amazonica ~ Second night. It's been pollinated, and is slowly sinking below the surface.
victoria amazonica night blooming water lily
A budding King of Siam. 6 - 8" bloom. A native of Thailand.
king of siam night blooming water lily
Mrs. Perry Slocum
yellow lotus bloom
Star of Siam - Voluptuous deep blue petals. Its white stamens tipped with violet create a star.
star of siam night blooming water lily
Red Flare. Fragrant night bloomer of Aftica with outrageously deep red petals 7 - 10" in diameter
red flare night blooming water lily
Star of Siam ~ A closer view.
Close up photo of Star of Siam night blooming water lily
The King of Siam and its leaves emerging pads.
Emerging Star of Siam water lily
A spent Lotus pod after the petals have fallen.
Lotus pod
Another brilliant night bloomer ~ I was unable to get the name from the Curator.
Brilliant night blooming water lily
Two Lotus blooms trying to survive among the treacherous, spiked Amazonica pads.
Lotus blossoms
A Red Flare being assaulted by the spiked pads of the Amazonica.
Brilliant red flare night blooming water lily
Another Victoria Amazonica makes its debut on bloom night.
An emerging Victoria Amazonica bloom
The bud of a Victoria Amazonica pad about to open and claim its place in the pond.
Emerging Victoria Amazonica pad
Victoria Amazonica pad more than three feet across. You need a suit of armor to work near these things.
Victoria Amazonicus and its flesh piercing spikes
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