Friday, July 25, 2008

Water Lilies and Dollar Bonnets

Maia's first canoe trip! Julian navigated and grandpa shot photos. We explored the floating leaf plants and the amazing gel coating on their stems...
White Water Lily
-Grows rooted in mucky or silty bottoms
-Flower opens in morning and usually closes by afternoon
-Provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass and sunfish -Seeds are eaten by waterfowl
Dollar bonnet/Watershield
-Has a clear, jelly-like coating on the stem and the underside of each leaf
-Similar to a lily pad but smaller and have no slit

Good things to know when the whys start flying...

Grandpa took thousands of pictures between the wedding and our trip up north, not kidding, thousands! Thanks pops!

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