Water lilies grow in bodies of water with soil or silt on the bottom. Their
large round leaves and solitary flowers float on the surface of the water.
The leaves have veins that form a radial pattern and a notch on one side
that keeps the leaf from being a complete circle. The flowers can range
in color from yellow to pink to white. This plant is not to be confused with
Water Hyacinth, which unlike water lilies, has a floating root system and
tall purple flowers.