Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Nymphaeaceae, Water-lily family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Yellow Pond Lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nuphar advena   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuphar lutea ssp. advena   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum 073-01-001a   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in lakes, ponds, natural depression ponds, old millponds, slow-flowing rivers (blackwater & brownwater), tidal freshwater marshes

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA Mtns)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nuphar sagittifolia   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuphar lutea ssp. sagittifolia   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nuphar luteum ssp. sagittifolium 073-01-001b   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in blackwater streams, rivers, and lakes, in swift, sluggish, or stagnant water, extending downriver into freshwater tidal areas

Uncommon (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fragrant White Water-lily, American Water-lily, Sweet Water-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphaea odorata 073-02-001   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, sluggish waters

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Water-lily, Banana Water-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nymphaea mexicana   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphaea mexicana   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphaea mexicana 073-02-002   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in sluggish or stagnant waters; scattered in occurrence and possibly introduced from farther south (but the introduction agents may well be wild ducks, such as canvasbacks)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia?

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tropical Blue Water-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nymphaea elegans   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphaea elegans   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, cypress swamps

Rare

Native south and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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