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Water Lillies

Dr. Jerry Jackson
White Waterlily, Corkscrew Sanctuary

Waterlilies are residents of placid waters, adding to the calm and beauty of their habitat. Some waterlilies are with us year round. Others, such as the Fragrant (or White) Waterlily seem to appear from nowhere when south Florida’s late summer rains begin. Roadside ditches, suddenly filled with water, brighten our travel and the waning days of summer with the seemingly magical appearance of waterlilies.