What's the difference between water lilies and water lotus

What’s the difference between water lilies and water lotus

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It might be easy at first to get these two aquatic flowers mixed up, but they have definite distinctions. In fact, though these are both flowers found in water, they actually belong to two separate families of flowers. It is also easy to tell them apart at a glance once you know what to look for. Read more.