Water lily bog
A lovely moment in time from a day spent in the Pine Barrens one hot and sunny summer a few years ago. Looking out over a lily bog with pine forest behind. The predominant species in this bog was Nymphaea odorata, but I also saw the yellow lily, Nuphar variegatum.
The Pine Barrens is a heavily forested area of coastal plain covering more than seven counties in New Jersey.
Despite the heat, it was a great day filled with wonderful flora and fauna encounters.
"Nymphaea odorata", also known as the American white waterlily, is an aquatic plant belonging to the genus "Nymphaea". It can commonly be found in shallow lakes, ponds, and permanent slow moving waters throughout North America where it ranges from Central America to northern Canada. It is also reported from Brazil and Guyana.