Plants (W)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy


Water lily

  • Water lilies are a family of flowering plants (Nymphaeaceae)
  • The water lily lives as a rhizomatic aquatic herb in temperature and tropical climates
  • The water lily is rooted in soil in water bodies and its leaves and flowers float on the surface

Weeping willow

  • The weeping willow or Babylon willow (scientific name: salix babylonica) is a species of willow native to areas of northern China
  • The weeping willow was traded along the Silk Road to southwest Asia and Europe
  • The weeping willow is a deciduous tree (i.e. it sheds leaves seasonally)
  • Its flowers are arranged in catkins (i.e. clusters with inconspicuous or no petals)