Pond Lily: Water Nymph: Sweet-scented Water Lily.
Castalia odorata. Water Lily Family. June - Sept.
Found in shallow water. Common. Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico, west to Mississippi.
Pure white, sometimes pink tinged, center yellow, divisions many. Flower 3 - 5 inches across, floating, very fragrant.
Floating, mostly oblong in shape, cleft at the base, on long stems.