Waterlily Nymphaea alba
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Nymphaea alba, the European White Waterlily or White Lotus, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae.
It grows in water from 30-150 centimetres deep and likes large ponds and lakes. The leaves can be up to thirty centimetres in diameter and they take up a spread of 150 centimetres per plant. The flowers are white as the name suggests, and they have many small stamens inside.
It is found all over Europe and in parts of North Africa and the Middle East in freshwater.