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  Nymphaea odorata Aiton subsp. tuberosa (Paine) Wiersema & Hellq. image
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Family Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaea odorata Aiton subsp. tuberosa (Paine) Wiersema & Hellq.
American white water-lily, white water-lily
Nymphaea: Greek and Roman mythology probably referring to attractive and playful water nymphs of the same habitat
odorata: fragrant
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Status: Native
Plant: floating perennial aquatic
Flower: white, 7 +-parted, 5 1/2"; inflorescence solitary flower; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:round with slit at one edge to stem, narrow sinus, green on top, purple on bottom, most float; leaf stalks round with 4 large air passages and with brown/purple stripes
Habitat: water < 7' deep; in sediment soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Castalia tuberosa (Paine) Greene
Nymphaea tuberosa Paine

         
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