Carolinas and Georgia

974

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Nymphaeales

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 (1968) 073-02-001:
Nymphaea odorata   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fragrant White Water-lily, American Water-lily, Sweet Water-lily


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Look for it in ponds, sluggish waters, per Weakley's Flora

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

 

full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (rarely pink)
Bisexual
4 sepals
Numerous petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry-like

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

Fragrant White Water-lily, American Water-lily, Sweet Water-lily