Taxon  Report   5875 
Nymphaea mexicana  Zucc.
Mexican water lily,  Yellow waterlily
Nymphaea mexicana
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
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Nymphaea mexicana
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
Nymphaea mexicana
© 2001 CDFA
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
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Nymphaea
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Castalia flava
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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