Read the story of this flower. is called Thermal Water Lily (Nymphaea lotus thermalis) and in Europe it is found only in Romania, to the 1May Bay and is protected by law. Thermal water lily species is a remnant of a warm climate vegetation of Tertiary period and it survived the climate cooling during the Quaternary glaciation because it grow up in a thermal water. It is the only case when a tropical species living spontaneously in a temperate climate. This species is also found only in Egypt.
This picture was my inspiration.