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Nymphaea mexicana
yellow waterlily water lilies
Nymphaea mexicana Nymphaeaceae
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common names
  yellow waterlily
  banana waterlily
  Mexican waterlily
accepted scientific name
  Nymphaea mexicana Zucc.
rules for finding collection records
  Nymphaea mexicana (84)
  Castalia flava (7)
  Nymphaea flava (4)
family name
  Nymphaeaceae
Image Author: ©2008 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers, Aquatic Plants
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Number of petals: 12 to 30
Leaf: Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of March thru 3rd week of October

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (90%)
Links to Plant Photos
Wikimedia Commons (20)
Cal Photos (13)
Tony Valois NPS (5)
Shirley Denton (3)
Jay Sullivan (1)
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Aquatic
Wetland
Riparian
Native Plant Status
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native Native
native Not Present

native Not Native
Invasive in some regions.
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