OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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) 073-02-002:
Nymphaea mexicana   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castalia flava

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Water-lily, Banana Water-lily


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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) 073-02-002:
Nymphaea mexicana   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castalia flava

 

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973

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia?

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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), per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
4 sepals
Numerous petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry-like

 

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