Taxon  Report   8654    
Nymphaea alba  L.
European white waterlily
Nymphaea alba
© 2004 Doreen L. Smith
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Nymphaea alba, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is not native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Nymphaea alba
© 2004 Doreen L. Smith
Genus: Nymphaea
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Nymphaea alba
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).