These green lilypads will float on the water and appear throughout Up the Creek and Upstream. When Crash jumps on a lilypad, it will begin to sink into the water. While on the lilypad, Crash must act quickly as the lilypad will give him little time to traverse across.
After a certain amount of time has passed though, the lilypad will resurface and Crash may be able to jump on it again. In the Japanese version of the game, the lilypads are much bigger like all other platforms in stream levels.