Her eyes resembled the full-blown blue nymphaea; her arms the charming stalk of the lotus; her flowing tresses the thick darkness of night.
"Vikram and the Vampire" by Richard F. Burton
The water-holes were surrounded by high Polygonums; blue Nymphaeas were observed in several of them; and ducks were very numerous.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Pistia stratioles, Nymphaea, Potamogeton, Potamochloa, Oplismenus stagninus, and Villarsia occur.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
I grew all manner of hardy nymphaea and aquatics for years, until my big tanks sprung a leak.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Why does the water-lily 'Kumud or Nymphaea' keep awake all night long and close her petals during the day?
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
And where the shy brook fluttered through,
Nepenthe held her chalice leaf
(Undrained as yet by human grief),
And broad Nymphaea grew.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore