The Sanskrit term nīlautpala went to the pelvi as nīlōpal, which in turn reached Arabic as naylūfar. Ours language the concept arrived as water lily : that's what a aquatic plant that belongs to the family group of nymphaceous .
Water lilies have gnarled and extensive rhizomes; rounded leaves that reach the surface of the water; flowers of whitish hue; and fruits with the appearance of a globe. The leaves and the flowers , therefore, can be seen with the naked eye as they float.
It is important to mention that, beyond the species , the notion of water lily is often used to name any aquatic plant that has flowers . Water lilies can be found in rivers, swamps, lagoons and lakes, to name a few possibilities, with their roots fixed at the bottom.
In the Antiquity , the Egyptians attributed a symbolism to the water lilies that grew in the Nile river . As the flowers open during the day and close at night, the plant was linked to issues of gods and of death.
It should be noted that water lilies demand stagnant waters or of low current . Because their roots can measure more than four meters, they have the possibility of growing in deep waters. The first leaves that arise are the largest, and then the elongated ones that float and are observed in the surface .
Although it depends on each species, water lilies generally prefer warm waters. Once the leaves die, the ideal is to extract them so that the Water Do not become contaminated with decomposition.