WATER LILIES Water lilies are green thin floating plants found mostly on the edges of ponds, lakes and streams. They are a part of the Nymphaeaceae family. They have pink, white or yellow flowers that bloom on top of the leaf. Water lilies have a very fast growth rate as their root system is extensive. How do water lilies clean water? Water lilies help purify waste water by absorbing nutrients through their roots. They are known for recycling water through their root system. There was research done and scientists saw that water lilies were able to absorb great quantities of heavy, poisonous metals through their leaves and roots. They are a very powerful purifier. Farmers can use water lilies in their waste water fish farms for a healthy living of the fish and environment.
Pros/cons about water lilies: i. Humans: The water lily is a very pretty plant and recognized as a calm relaxing flower. It is used for art and symbolic for some religions.
ii. Environment: It provides a nice aquatic habitat. It produces the air we breath. Because it filters water you have a less of a chance of a need to use chemicals to purify water. iii. Economy: This flower has a minor economic importance as horticultural plant because people purchase it for its beauty.