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Nymphaea odorata

Water Lily

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Nymphaea odorata (Water Lily)

This hardy water plant has fragrant flowers with yellow centers that are only open during daylight hours. The round leaves are emerald green and float at water level. A number of waterfowl and mammals eat various parts of the plant while the leaves are good cover for fish. This plant can spread aggressively if not maintained.

Additional Information:


Height
1- Inches

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Spread
6-9 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Pickerel Plant (Pontederia cordata), Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei), Wild Canna (Thalia dealbata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover