“Nymphaea odorata”
Best viewed large.


This is a macro shot of a “WHITE FRAGRANT WATER LILY,” and it is a beautiful flower that belongs to the genus Nymphaea, whose botanical name is “Nymphaea odorata.” Also known as “Beaver Root,” this stunning flower can commonly be found in lake shallows, ponds, and permanent slow moving waters throughout North America and Canada. It has a very round leaf.

This aquatic plant is rooted from a branched rhizomes which give rise to long petioles which terminate in smooth ovate floating leaves. The flowers also float and are generally typical of waterlilies. They are radially symmetric with prominent yellow stamens and many white petals. The flowers open each day and close again each night. The “WHITE FRAGRANT WATER LILY” is extremely fragrant.

For more information about this stunning, aquatic flower, please go to Nymphaea odorata
and also Wikipedia

Photo captured with my Canon EOS 40D camera.*


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  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 5 years ago

    Very Beautiful Flower! Great photo!

  • Wow Stephen!! I just NOW uploaded this one!! (LOL) Thank you so very much my wonderful friend for your very beautiful comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 5 years ago

    Vanessa this is awesome….so refreshing; perfect Macro work…xxx JD

  • My amazing, dear friend Joyce!!! I have had you on my mind for a few days now so it is great to hear from you!!! Thank you sweet angel for your fabulous words and comments!!!!! BIG HUGS!!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work, Van. xo

  • My beautiful, amazing friend Lori!!! Thank you dear for your incredible and wonderful comments on this flower!!! BIG HUGS!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 5 years ago

    Beauty! Wonderful colors! Terrific macro, Van!

  • Dear Daniel, thank you my friend for your very refreshing, beautiful comments!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • janeymac
    janeymacalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous image Van xxxx

  • Janeymac, my wonderful friend, thank you for your fantastic comments on this image!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot my dear! So graceful :-)

  • Ctheworld!!! My dear friend I hope all is well with you!!! Thank you so much for your very lovely compliments on this lily!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Van!!

  • My dear sweet Rainy!!! Thanks ever so much my dear friend for your very beautiful comments always!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • scoob29
    scoob29almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Van,x

  • Scoob!!! Thank you my dear true friend for always leaving me your very beautiful comments!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    a beauty

  • Thanks ever so much my dear friend for your beautiful comments always!!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Awesome detail when viewed large! I can smell the fragrance LOL Beautiful work!

  • My dear and wonderful Kim!!! Thank you my friend for your incredible awesome comments on this water lily!!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

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