There are some aquatic plants that are more popular than others. Two of these aquatic plants are the lily and the lotus. One main difference between the two is that the flowers of the lily float on the surface of the water. For the lotus, you will notice that the flowers seem to come from beneath the surface of the water.
The way that the flowers look is also a bit different. They would come in a wide variety of colors that can make them enticing to look at, especially when there are so many that are available in one place. The texture of the flowers and leaves are also going to be different with lilies thicker than the lotus.