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Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata

American Water-lily, White Waterlily

Scientific Name:

Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata

Genus:

Nymphaea

Species Epithet:

odorata

Common Name:

American Water-lily, White Waterlily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Nymphaeaceae (Water-Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Aquatic

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Ponds, sluggish waters. Native to NC coastal plain but introduced elsewhere in the state.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Global rank is G5T5- species and subspecific taxon are secure.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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