Photograph of a close-up view of a water lily pond on the grounds of The Huntington, San Marino, ca.1920. The sun, reflecting off the water lily pads in the pond, gives the water lily pads a shiny look. Its veins and imperfections are magnified due to the sun's effect. Above the surface of the water juts the water lily flowers, which casts a shadow on the pads below it. Reflections of other plants growing within and above the pond are visible in the water.; "The Huntington is an oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different species of plants. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by railroad and real estate developer Henry Edwards Huntington and opened to the public in 1928." -- The Huntington Archives.; "Water lily is a common name for a small family of aquatic plants. The water lily's scientific family is Nympheaceae of the order Nymphaeales. The representative genus of the family is Nymphaea. There are about 70 different species of water lilies. These are grouped into: night, tropical and hardy. Night lilies bloom in the night. Tropical lilies can be found in tropical climates and bloom at all times of the day. Hardy lilies are able to withstand most conditions and are the most common. The water lily has long, stout leaves and long flower stalks. There are usually six petals and six stamens. Water lilies are also able to reproduce by budding. The roots detach and grow into new water lilies. The root of the lily is located in the mud at the bottom of a pond. Many lilies are produced through budding." -- unknown author.