Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


972

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

Native south and west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in ponds, ditches, cypress swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale violet to nearly white
Bisexual
4 sepals
Numerous petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry-like

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nymphaea elegans   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nymphaea elegans   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tropical Blue Water-lily