Nymphaea odorata

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white water-lily

Nymphaeaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: aquatic
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Aquatic species with floating leaves and flowers. Spreads in appropriate water bodies.
Considerations: Could overrun small ponds or water features.
Propagation: Typically from pieces of the underwater stems. Also available containerized.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Native Habitats: Aquatic. Marshes, swamps in openings, still water.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: While native in Florida, this species is invasive in other areas, especially the Pacific Northwest.