Water-Lily, Fragrant

Nymphaea odorata
An aquatic plant with floating flowers and leaves. The round leaves are up to 12' wide. The upper surface is green, the under surface purplish-red. The 3-5" fragrant flowers have numerous white or pink petals in several layers, and a central mass of yellow stamens. The fleshy fruit is on a coiled stalk and ripens under water. Blooms June-September in ponds.