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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Ponds, streams.|
|Propagation:||Pieces broken from underground stems.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)|
|Soil pH:||Circum neutral|
Everything from flies, to beetles, and various sorts of bees have been recorded on water lilies (In Defense of Plants blog). Given the yellow color, this plant may attract primarily bees and flies.
|Native Habitats:||Aquatic. Quiet pools in spring-run streams, spring-fed lakes and ponds, still water.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
The range of this plant appears to encompass most of Florida with actual occurrances having been found in streams with appropriate water chemistry (appears to like relatively neutral pH and high nutrients). Has been planted in areas where it is not known to occur naturally including old mine ponds and reclaimation areas.
This plant is not a nuisance in Florida. It is, however, listed as a nuisance invasive in Australia.