Photographer: Scott A. Milburn
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
|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|