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Picture of a gardener in overalls holding a giant lily pad leaf over her head
November 9, 2021

Water Lilies

A gardener at London's Kew Gardens uses a lily pad as a makeshift umbrella. Removing the leaf allows room for growth, as the largest species of water lily can go from bud to five feet wide in just three days.
Photograph by Jonathan Blair, Nat Geo Image Collection

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