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Nymphaea tetragona Georgi
Pygmy waterlily, Small white water lily
Synonym(s): Castalia tetragona
USDA Symbol: NYTE
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Growing ConditionsAquatic: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-25
Research By: TWC Staff