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Postby site admin on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:51 am

Nymphaea Common name Water Lily.
This is the only one I would recommend for planting in the pond, as it provides shade and oxygenates the water as well as looking good.
The waterlily is one of those useful plants that has been used by man throughout the ages for food and medicine.
In Canada the leaves are collected in the Spring by the Ojibwe Indians boiled and eaten as greens. They also collect and eat the flower buds later in the year, and grind the seeds to make flour to thicken soups and stews.

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