|YELLOW WATER LILY
Banana lily, Lampazo Amarillo, Nymphaea mexicana -Nymphaeaceae, Water
DESCRIPTION: Aquatic flowering perennial herb
Height: Floating leaves from submerged
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
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Medium: cleaning out dead leaves
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.