The leaves of those water lilies grow up to three meters across! A mature lily pad can support an evenly distributed load of 45 kilograms. Their flowers are huge and beautiful, and can only be seen at night. On the first night, the flowers are white, female. and fragrant, and trap beetles inside themselves. On the second night they are pink, unscented, and male, and they let the beetles loose, dusted with pollen, to seek a fragrant white female flower once open for its own first night. If you see the flowers at daybreak, you can watch them close up rather quickly.
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