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Nymphaea mexicana Zuccarini. Subgenus: Nymphaea. Banana Waterlily, Yellow Waterlily. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Sluggish or stagnant waters; scattered in occurrence and possibly introduced from farther south, but the introduction agents may well be wild ducks, such as canvasbacks. Dist: Ne. NC south to s. FL, west to TX, also in sw. United States and Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tx, WH3, Borsch et al (2014), Borsch et al (2017), Woods et al (2005a), Woods et al (2005b); = Castalia flava (Leitn.) Greene – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷

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