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Nymphaea odorataNymphaea odorata

fragrant water lily, American water lily, white water lily

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-4'
Flowers: Jun.-Sept.; white
Fruit: green; berry

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 12-48"

Habitat

tidal and nontidal fresh waters, shallow lakes and ponds

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

large leaves floating but rooted; fruit berry-like, many seeded, somewhat flattened, leathery



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/304.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004