My posts about Kew tend to focus on the succulents, so for a change I thought I would show some of the other plants. One of the little green houses is the water lily house, which has just re-opened after its winter clean. It is too early for most of the lilies but there was a lovley little plant which I have not seen in there before, ludwigia sedoides.
I love the little regular shaped segments, it has a very mathematical feel.
It was only recently I learnt that they add black die to the water to show the plants off better. It really works.
Most of the lilies are yet to flower, but this one was luminous