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There are about 40 species of water lily in the world. This water lily, known as the fragrant water lily, is the most the most abundant in North America. Its range extends from Alaska to Puerto Rico and from California to Quebec. It Is a Florida native. Other names include American white water lily, American water lily and alligator's bonnet. Another type found in Florida is the yellow water lily. The leaves of the water lily are nearly circular, with a slit that goes to about the center. It's sometimes confused with spatterdock, which has heart-shaped leaves and a round, yellow flower that looks like it's not quite open.

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