Giant Water Lilies of the Amazon

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This video is a portion of the David Attenborough program about the lives of the giant water lilies of the Amazon region. It has some astonishing footage of the plants, its flowers and the habitat these plants provide. [4:27].


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0 Responses to Giant Water Lilies of the Amazon

  1. Larry Ayers says:

    Wonderful video! I’ve seen these water lilies at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens and they are truly impressive.

  2. Sikander Julkarn says:

    I’ve seen these water lilies at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens

    Me too.

  3. DrA says:

    You can see a good display of Victoria waterlilies at Fairchild Gardens too.