28 May 2008 @ 09:42 pm
Water lilies: members of the family nymphaeales, shown by DNA testing to be one of the oldest flowering plant lineages in existence. Common in many garden ponds, they range from dwarf varieties to the giant Victoria, with leaves 15 ft in diameter (they used to pose babies on the leaves to show how strong they were).This was my very first water lily photo, taken in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco:

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