American White Waterlily
The American White Waterlily is a delightful plant of the lakes of northeast Indiana. Its genus and family name (Nymphaeaceae) refer to the nymphs of Greek mythology. Nymphs were supernatural feminine beings associated with springs; typically depicted as young attractive girls dressed in white. So, it's easy to see how taxonomists were able to associate them with the waterlilies.
|Waterlilies are pretty and fun to photograph.|
|The leaves float on the surface of the water.|