Yellow Water Lily

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YELLOW WATER LILY
Banana lily, Lampazo Amarillo, Nymphaea mexicana -Nymphaeaceae, Water Lily Family

DESCRIPTION: Aquatic flowering perennial herb
Height: Floating leaves from submerged rhizomes
Flowers: Yellow, 2 1/2 to 4 inches wide, spring, summer and fall
Fruit: Nut-like from a decorative head
Foliage: Circular, green above and purple
below, 8 inches wide, but cut to
center where stem attaches
Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Mud
Drainage: Poor
Water: Flooded
Maintenance: Medium: cleaning out dead leaves and flowers
Propagation: Seeds or root division

NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps

WILDLIFE USE: The leaves, submerged stems and seeds give shelter and food for many wetland animals.

COMMENTS: This showy pond plant is a must for your S. Texas pond or wet area. The best way to establish this species is to propagate by root divisions. Easiest of the lilies to relocate and re-establish. More showy flowers are produced if fertilized once a month in summer.

 

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