The Main Plant entry for Nymphaeas (Nymphaea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens

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Location: Escondido, California, USA
Date: 2017-03-13
Hardy lilies in March
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2018-08-17
Unknown species of Nymphaea
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2023-09-10
Tropical Water Lily Nymphaea "Charlies Pride"
Location: Kapa'a (Kaua'i), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 01/16/2014
Hungry fish and beautiful Water Lilies in the Koi Fish Pond @ Pon
Location: Knoxville TN
Date: 2018-07-04

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Hortus Lapidea
Date: 2023-06-25
Unknown cultivar
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                   
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-08-31
Water Lily (Nymphaea)
Location: Fairfax, VA

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Kapa'a (Kaua'i), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 01/18/2014
White & Pink Water Lilies in the Koi Fish Pond @ Pono Kai Resort
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2023-09-10
Tropical Water Lily Nymphaea "Defective Ericka"
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2023-09-10
Hardy Water Lily Nymphaea "Sloux"
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: St Louis

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 2023-09-10
Hardy Water Lily Nymphaea "awesome"
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                   
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Location:  North latitude    GPS Latitude              16, 1' 40.202" East longitude    GPS Longitude             80, 13' 53.124"
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2013-10-11
Frank Jackson State Park.
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2011-08-09
Location: Kapa'a (Kaua'i), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 01/16/2014
White & Pink Water Lilies in the Koi Fish Pond @ Pono Kai Resort
Location: Kapa'a (Kaua'i), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 01/16/2014
Pink Water Lilies in the Koi Fish Pond @ Pono Kai Resort
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Columbus, OH, downtown topiary park
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-08-31
Water Lily (Nymphaea)
Location: Young Natrix natrix taking a sun bath on a water lily leaf.
Date: 2010-09-04
Photo courtesy of: J-Luc
Location: Botanical garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-29
Location: Mckee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Location:  North latitude    GPS Latitude              16, 1' 40.202" East longitude    GPS Longitude             80, 13' 53.124"
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Date: 2015-01-23
Water lily seedlings in the water lily nursery.
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-05-19

Date: 2010-07-24
Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania

Date: 2008-07-29
Photo courtesy of: Per Ola Wiberg
Location: Botanical garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-29

Date: 2013-07-04
Photo courtesy of: ironammonite
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Date: 2015-01-23
Water lily seed nursery
Location: San Diego, California
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Balboa Park Water Gardens, San Diego, California
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: San Diego, California 
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Ischia, Italy
Photo courtesy of: Ivo Antusek
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 9:58 PM concerning plant:
    "Nymphaea is a genus of hardy and tender aquatic plants in the family Nymphaeaceae. There are about 50 species in the genus, which has a cosmopolitan distribution.

    The main plant is submerged, with large floating, plate-like leaves and showy flowers in many different colours produced in spring. Blue flowers are only produced by the tender species, e.g. N. caerulea. The fruits, containing many seeds, are produced in the autumn, and are also submerged. The leaves have a radial notch from the circumference to the petiole (leaf stem) in the center.

    Water-lilies are not only highly decorative, but provide useful shade which helps reduce the growth of algae in ponds and lakes. Many of the water-lilies familiar in water gardening are hybrids."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...
Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On February 25, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Placed in pond.
dragonfetti On January 30, 2015 Potted up
Placed in soil and put in temporary pond.
dragonfetti On January 28, 2015 Obtained plant
Unknown tropical purple with yellow center. Two plants with tubers.
dragonfetti On November 10, 2014 Obtained plant
From nursery on Electric ave. in San Bernardino. $2.99. possibly a white or pink.
AndreA33 On April 8, 2016 Transplanted
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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So lovely by webesemps Dec 28, 2013 8:39 AM 1
Perhaps not a Nelumbo? by ardesia Aug 17, 2022 2:54 PM 4

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