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Water lilies, the iconic flowers of water gardens, contribute to good pond health. By covering the water surface, they shade the water and keep it cooler, which helps control algae that thrives in heat. Water lilies also shelter fish from birds of prey filter out excess nutrients to further inhibit algae growth.
Growing from stout rhizomes from the pond bottom, water lilies’ signature leaves develop on long stems and float at the surface. When temperatures warm up in summer, water lilies’ showy flowers open in the morning and close at night.
As one of the world's oldest aquatic plants (dating back over 65 million years) scientists have discovered water lily fossils with pads over four feet wide! Water lilies originate from North Africa + Europe, but they now grow all over the world.