The reign of the water queen is coming to an end.
Fall brings the last of the fragrant flower of what Texans call the water queen, more commonly known in these parts as water lilies. This aquatic perennial graces many of the Island’s slow-moving fresh water ponds.
You know this plant; its large lily pad leaves with floating flowers resemble few others. One common and one rare variety can be found on the Island. These have white and yellow flowers, respectively.