EDWARD KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EDWARD KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cape Blue Waterlily (Nymphaea capensis) opening (part of a time-lapse series of 6 images spanning four hours for the flower to fully open.) This lily is often called the Blue Lotus, though it is not in the true lotus family. It is considered an invasive species in Florida.
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