Calflora
Taxon  Report   5875    
Nymphaea mexicana  Zucc.
Mexican water lily,  Yellow waterlily
Nymphaea mexicana
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Nymphaea mexicana
© 2001 CDFA
Nymphaea mexicana
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Nymphaea mexicana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Nymphaea mexicana
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org
Family: NYMPHAEACEAE  
Genus: Nymphaea
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Castalia flava
More information about  Nymphaea mexicana
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (NYME)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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