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.

Flowers

Pure white, sometimes pink tinged, center yellow, divisions many. Flower 3 - 5 inches across, floating, very fragrant.

Leaves

Floating, mostly oblong in shape, cleft at the base, on long stems.