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American white waterlily
Nymphaea odorata
Nymphaeaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Availability:
Native plant nurseries.
Description:
Floating aquatic wildflower.
Dimensions:
N/A; floating aquatic.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies and Central America.
Habitats:
Sloughs, marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy. Fragrant.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Fruit berrylike.
Comments:
Roots in 1-6 foot deep water.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Susan Trammell
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley