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Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily Nymphaea thermarum
2014-01-14 16:38:56

Nymphaea thermarum is a small species of water lily plant. The species is actually the smallest known species in its genus. N. thermarum belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant is native to the muddy waters of an overflowing freshwater hot spring in Mashyuza, Rwanda. Up until recently the plant was considered extinct in its native habitat; however, it has been cultivated from seed at The...

Hairy Water Lily Nymphaea pubescens
2014-01-14 16:22:59

Nymphaea pubescens is an aquatic water lily species. The plant may also be referred to as the Hairy water lily of the Pink water lily. N. pubescens can be found throughout Asia and in northeastern Australia. N. pubescens plants are bottom rooted and grow to the water’s surface. Its leaves float on the water and typically grow between 5.9 to 10.2 inches. The undersides of the plant’s...

Fragrant Water Lily Nymphaea odorata
2014-01-14 16:11:48

Nymphaea odorata is an aquatic plant species. The species may also be referred to as the Fragrant water lily or the Beaver root. N. odorata is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. N. odorata prefers shallow lakes and ponds; slow moving waters allow the plant to flourish. The species can be found throughout Canada, North America and Central America. The species roots itself at the bottom...

Star Lotus Nymphaea nouchali
2014-01-14 15:58:53

The Nymphaea nouchali species is a flowering water lily. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Star lotus, the Red and blue water lily or the Blue star water lily. The plant belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. Nymphaea nouchali can be found from the Indian subcontinent to Australia. It has been cultivated in Thailand for decorative purposes and both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh...

Tiger Lotus Nymphaea lotus
2014-01-14 15:40:44

The Nymphaea lotus is an aquatic flowering plant. The species may also be referred to as the Tiger lotus, the White lotus or the Egyptian white water-lily. This plant is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. N. lotus grows throughout East Africa and Southeast Asia. Nymphaea lotus roots itself at the pond or stream bottom, while its leaves are found floating at the water’s surface. Its...

Dwarf Water Lily Nymphaea leibergii
2014-01-14 15:25:09

Nymphaea leibergii is an aquatic plant species. The flowering water lily is also referred to as the Dwarf water lily or Leiberg’s water lily. The species was discovered by John Bernhard Leiberg, a Swedish-American botanist and plant collector, as honored by its classification and common names. N. leibergii belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. The species can be found in slow moving streams...

Blue Egyptian Water Lily Nymphaea caerulea
2014-01-14 15:14:46

Nymphaea caerulea is an aquatic plant species. The flowering plant may also be referred to as the Blue Egyptian water lily or the Sacred blue lily. N. caerulea belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. N. caerulea was originally discovered along the Nile River in East Africa. Currently the species may be found on the Indian subcontinent and Thailand as well. Nymphaea caerulea plants have broad and...

European White Water Lily Nymphaea alba
2014-01-14 15:02:34

Nymphaea alba is a flowering plant species. This aquatic species may also be referred to as the European white waterlily, the White lotus, the White water rose or simply, Nenuphar. The plant belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family and can be found in fresh water throughout Europe, North America and parts of the Middle East. N. alba prefers large lakes or ponds, typically growing in water anywhere...

Small Yellow Pond Lily Nuphar pumila
2014-01-14 14:42:07

Nuphar pumila is commonly referred to as the Small yellow pond-lily. It is an aquatic, perennial plant in the Nymphaeaceae family. The species is also known as the dwarf water lily, due to the fact that it is the dwarf species of Nuphar lutea. It is important to note however, while N. lutea has a star-shaped form of the stigma disc and the undersides of its leaves are glabrous, N. pumila has a...

Yellow Pond Lily Nuphar polysepala
2014-01-14 14:30:44

Nuphar polysepala is commonly known as the yellow pond-lily. It is a species of Nuphar, native to western North America. The genus name "Nuphar" is Greek for "water-lily", while "polysepala" means many sepals. N. polysepala can be recognized fairly easily by its large floating leaves and bright yellow blossoms. Its leaves float on the water’s surface and contain an external waxy coating...

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