The Life of a Water Lily!

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The Water Lily flower starts it’s life wrapped inside a beautiful bright green protective egg type structure.

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These “eggs” taken apart reveals the most amazing flower pod!

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This amazing pod is what started our interest in the Later Lily as our June’s Plant Pick to observe and learn about.

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The bottom structure is sponge light, lots of air holes to help it float we think.

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As the pod naturally opens the petals grow and the green parts seem to shrink away.

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The Pistol and seeds inside start to grow in length/height.

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The flower petals seem to decrease, down to 2-3 petals.

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The pistol is Really long, 1-2 inches when fully developed.

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And there ya have it – what an amazing flower design by the Creator for us to enjoy , ponder, mysterious, and clever, beautiful and fragrant.  We give a big thumbs up!

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2 Responses to The Life of a Water Lily!

  1. This is so very cool! I love your photos and explainations. I have learned so much from it. Thank you for this post.

  2. Pingback: Yellow Pond Lilly | Petra School

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