Description The world's largest water lily, Victoria 'Longwood Gardens' is a hybrid of two South American riverine species, and can grow more than 5 feet across. Several mature and one immature leaves shown here. Leaf undersides covered in sharp thorns. The football-looking structure is a flower bud. The flower looks like a giant magnolia, and blooms for only 2 nights, the first as male, second as female. Google 'water platter' for more info.
Byron Varvarigos, Philadelphia suburb, Pennsylvania Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement "NATURE SMILES WITHIN EVERY BLOOM, ENCHANTING, REFRESHING, HEALING!" Love the beauty of nature and enjoy trying to capture 'snapshots' of it and sharing them. Photos taken without disturbing the setting or inhabitants, they have been selling since 1996. All work is copyrighted. I hope you enjoy viewing my images, and I welcome your comments and support. Best wishes to you! PLEASE CLICK ON 'WEBSITE' LINK, ABOVE, FOR A WIDER - AND NEWER - SELECTION OF MY PHOTOS!
"The sight of a flower is as marvellous as the vision of God."~ Nisargadatta Maharaj