Family

Water-lily.

Colour

Purple.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

General.

Time of Bloom

All summer.

Flowers: small; axillary. Calyx and Corolla: of three or four divisions. Stamens: twelve to eighteen. Pistils: four to eighteen. Leaves: on, long petioles, peltate, two or three inches wide, floating. Rootstock: creeping.

One of our interesting little aquatics that is fond of sluggish streams and ponds and not over careful about soiling its appearance on muddy shores. The lower side of its leaves and stems is covered with a sticky substance like jelly.