Gently swaying water lilies, worthy of Monet’s paintbrush, share this shallow-water habitat with cranes, frogs, tubers, and small reptiles. Flourishing in lagoons and open waterways throughout the delta, water lilies send delicate stalks spiraling up to the surface, where their buds open. After a few days the stalks retract, pulling the blossoms underwater, where they ripen and release their seeds.

National Geographic - December, 1990

Gently swaying water lilies, worthy of Monet’s paintbrush, share this shallow-water habitat with cranes, frogs, tubers, and small reptiles. Flourishing in lagoons and open waterways throughout the delta, water lilies send delicate stalks spiraling up to the surface, where their buds open. After a few days the stalks retract, pulling the blossoms underwater, where they ripen and release their seeds.

National Geographic - December, 1990

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