Yellow Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana)


Description:  An aquatic plant with bright yellow flowers and floating leaves. The lovely flowers are open from midday to late afternoon. When the plants are crowded, the leaves may rise above the water. The plant was first discovered in Mexico, which accounts for the species name. It is also known as the Sun-lotus or Banana Water-lily.

Family:  Nymphaeaceae

Synonym(s):  Castalia flava, Yellow waterlily, Yellow Water-lily, Banana lily, Banana waterlily, Sun lotus

USDA Symbol:  NYME

Duration:  Perennial

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Water Use:  High

Light Requirements:  Sun

Soil Moisture:  Wet

Bloom Notes:  An aquatic plant with bright yellow flowers and floating leaves. The lovely flowers are open from midday to late afternoon. When the plants are crowded, the leaves may rise above the water. The plant was first discovered in Mexico, which accounts for the species name.

ATTRIBUTION:  All of the Texas Wildflower images in this post are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Terry B. Kahler. Reproduction without explisit written consent is prohibited. Some of the information contained in this section was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and is being used under their terms of use. Redistribution from this site is prohibited. Additional information contained in this section was taken from the USDA website including the USDA code.

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Missing Images:  Plant, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed

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