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Nymphaea tetragona (Pygmy waterlily)
Hampton, Nan

Nymphaea tetragona

Pygmy waterlily, Small white water lily

Nymphaeaceae (Water-Lily Family)

USDA Symbol: NYTE

USDA Native Status:

The Small White Water-lily (Nymphaea tetragona) has white flowers 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) wide with only 7—13 petals, opening in the afternoon. It is found over much of Eurasia and northern North America, where it ranges from Canada and Alaska south to northwest Maine, northern Michigan, Minnesota, and a few places in Washington and Idaho.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , ID , MT , RI , WA
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK

Growing Conditions

Aquatic: yes

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Nymphaea tetragona in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nymphaea tetragona in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-07-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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