Lily Pad Stepping Stones

The latticed veins of the Giant Victoria Waterlily were Joseph Paxton's inspiration for "The Crystal Palace" which was built for the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London, England.


The large lily pad in the center was about six foot across.


This picture was featured in UBC Botanical Photo of the Day Oct. 3, 2012.

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Taken on September 16, 2007
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