Some of the most impressive water lilies I have seen are on the Mississippi River. This is not one of them, but it it still a stellar example of these lovely floating flowers. I hope to be on the banks of the Mississippi in a few days and maybe the water lilies will be blooming. We'll see how they compare to this version from Utah. I know these flowers will grow in Arizona, but I haven't seen too many of them due to the intense heat in the summer.