Posted on: Saturday, March 25, 2006
Imagine Victoria amazonica, the Giant Amazon Water Lily, floating through the networked waterways of New York City.
A night blooming water lily native to Brazil, its large platter like leaves can grow up to seven feet in diameter. The twelve-inch fragrant white flowers are often described as having a scent as sweet as pineapple. The maroon-edged leaves have a spongy, quilted texture with a spiny underbelly.
(featured image by Abigail Doan, 2006)