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Nymphaea elegans Hooker. Subgenus: Brachyceras. Tropical Blue Waterlily. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Ponds, ditches, cypress swamps. Dist: FL west to TX, south into Mexico; Bahamas.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tx, WH3; = Castalia elegans (Hook.) Greene – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷

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