Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Nymphaea mexicana Zucc.
Yellow waterlily

Family: Nymphaeaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States and Mexico.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Other data on Nymphaea mexicana available from :

Nymphaea mexicana has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Reported
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native

Nymphaea mexicana has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Recorded as Present in Error
Charlotte County Recorded as Present in Error
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Palm Beach County Native

Nymphaea mexicana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake