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Nymphaea rubra, Indian red water lily

Drawing by Arthur Harry Church, 1907. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Plate 132

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Arthur Harry Church Liliaceae Liliales Lily Monocot Monocotyledon Nymphaea Nymphaeaceae Nymphaeales Waterlily Angiospermae Dicot Dicotyledon Magnoliophyta


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This print showcases the exquisite beauty of the Nymphaea rubra, commonly known as the Indian red water lily. The drawing, created by Arthur Harry Church in 1907, is a true testament to his artistic talent and attention to detail. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum in London, this rare piece of botanical art takes us back to the Victorian era. The vibrant pink hues of this stunning flower are perfectly captured in Church's illustration. As one gazes upon it, they can almost feel transported to a serene pond where these elegant blooms gracefully float on calm waters. The intricate petals and delicate stamens are meticulously depicted, showcasing Church's deep understanding and admiration for nature. Nymphaea rubra belongs to the family Nymphaeaceae and is classified as an angiosperm - a flowering plant that produces seeds enclosed within fruits or flowers. This particular species falls under monocotyledons, characterized by their single seed leaf during germination. Church's artwork not only serves as an aesthetic delight but also holds scientific significance. It allows botanists and enthusiasts alike to study and appreciate the intricacies of this magnificent plant species. As we admire this remarkable piece from Mary Evans Prints Online, let us be reminded of how nature has inspired artists throughout history; capturing its essence through drawings like these immortalizes its beauty for generations to come.

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