Vibrant Victoria Lily Blooms on Campus

With packed schedules consisting of back to back lectures, studying for prelims, clubs, sports and part-time jobs, Cornell students are always on the move. Among this hustle and bustle of campus life, a moment of serenity is immensely valuable. Sometimes considered a zoo of plants, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium is a special oasis to escape the busy life on campus and appreciate the biodiversity of the world. Maintained by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, the hortorium consists of several conservatory houses in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. This past summer, a plant in the Nymphaeaceae family, commonly known as the Victoria lily, was moved the Palm House and is now a waterfall feature.