Water Lily (shapla) an aquatic plant of the genus Nymphaea which has huge, disk-like, floating leaves and showy plant life. There are approximately 50 species rising in several countries. In Bangladesh there are species: N. nouchali (blue variety) and N. pubescens (white variety). each species develop abundantly as a combined population in virtually all shallow herbal water bodies, however the latter is extra common and well-liked in Bangladesh and has been precise because the national flower.
Some other species, N. rubra, is steadily cultivated in ponds and tanks as a decorative plant. Every plant produces a few solitary flora with long peduncles and blooms above the water surface.
It is seen in abundance within the monsoon season. The peduncle is a well-liked vegetable to villagers; the tuberous rhizomes also are eaten. Seeds on frying are eaten as puffed-grains in a few places. The large water lily or Amazon water lily (Victoria amazonica) is every so often developn in a few gardens for its monumental (approximately 2m in diametre) orbicular floating leaves