Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Giant water lilies

This a spectacular pond over in the Bamboo Garden area at the Quail Botanical Gardens. These giant lily pads are called Victoria amazonica and can grow up to 3 meters or more than 9 feet in diameter! These ones were about 2.5 feet across.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tanya said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen those huge lily pads before, incredible!

Tue Sep 16, 11:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger JM said...

I love those water lillies! They are also known as Victoria Regia, after Queen Victoria because, german explorer Robert Hermann Schomburgk, who was working at the time for the british crown, took some seeds to her palace.

Tue Sep 16, 05:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TOG said...

Tomorrow I am going to a private garden that has a lot of the big amazon lilies. I will try an post a picture in my blog. If you go to: wwwtogofcoralgables.com
you might find the movie clip 'paradise'

Tue Sep 16, 07:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger hadeveyra said...

Buddha would be ecstatic with those lilies.

Tue Sep 16, 10:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger babooshka said...

Those are weird. but beautiful.

Wed Sep 17, 12:36:00 PM PDT  

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