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