Todays flower is the water lily. Nymphaeaceae (commonly known as the Water Lily is rooted in soil far beneath the surface of the water. The leaves and flowers emerge from the water or float on the surface.
Water Lilies are best known from the paintings by Monet. Monet did approximately 250 paintings that featured the water lily.
meaning of the water lily: Royal or Regal Bearing, motherhood and fertility.
References Wikipedia 9/25/18 Water lilies and Monet.