Plant ID forum: Water Lily ID

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Name: Catherine
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Cat
May 23, 2014 7:46 AM CST
Any one know what water lily this is? Thanks!


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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 23, 2014 8:24 AM CST
It would be helpful if you could show the leaves too, and some idea of the spread of the plant, but my guess from the flower alone would be Nymphaea 'James Brydon'.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 23, 2014 8:27 AM CST
How about this one?
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Cat
May 23, 2014 11:06 AM CST
It looks like the bloom but the leafs/lily pads are dark green and purplish? Does that make sense? LOl.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 23, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Could you also show a photo of the leaves? Characteristics of the leaf and sinus (the split in the leaf where the stem is attached) are clues to the cultivar.

Yes, might be 'Attraction'.... looks like the photos in the database here are pale, early season flowers??
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plantladylin
May 23, 2014 11:42 AM CST
hmm ... I read somewhere that Nymphaea Attraction's emerging leaves are a burgundy/purplish color in the spring ... I wonder if Darwin is the same?
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Cat
May 23, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Here are some more.

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Ursula
May 23, 2014 1:44 PM CST
How about Nymphaea Colorado?
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plantladylin
May 23, 2014 2:26 PM CST
For comparison, there are photo's in the database of Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea 'Colorado')

LOL, the more photo's I look at the more they all look alike to me. I'm really not good at comparing photo's.
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
May 23, 2014 5:22 PM CST
@plantladylin I think that one is to light. It looks close but the one I posted is a little bit darker.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 23, 2014 8:33 PM CST
Absolutely not 'Colorado'.
Name: Lori
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growitall
May 24, 2014 2:10 PM CST
The leaves, too, look very much like 'Attraction'.
Name: Catherine
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Cat
May 24, 2014 3:18 PM CST
@growitall I think you might be on to something with Attraction. It looks more like it than Darwin. I was looking on line this am and I saw some pics of Darwin that did not look like the one I posted. The leaves on attraction look like the leaves on the one I posted also, you are right!
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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 24, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Any credit goes to Lin for linking your plant to 'Attraction', not to me. Smiling
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plantladylin
May 24, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Smiling But, it was just a guess on my part, Lori ... you are the one who said photo's of leaves were needed for a proper ID. Thumbs up I just make guesses when it's not a plant I'm real familiar with. Green Grin!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
May 24, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Thank You Both for all the help! I really do appreciate it!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 25, 2014 5:41 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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