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TROPICAL ROYALBLUE WATERLILY
An occasional water-lily of ponds, ditches and cypress swamps, mostly in counties along the peninsula's western coast, inland into Hendry County plus Duval County in northeast Florida.
The solitary flowers are held above the water and may superficially appear white, but on closer inspection can be seen to be tinted with blue or violet. The circular leaves have deep rounded notches. The upper surface of the leaves are green and the underside is purple.
Nymphaea elegans is a member of the Nymphaeaceae - Water-lily family.
Other species of this genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Nymphaea ordorata - AMERICAN WHITE WATERLILY
View Nymphaea mexicana - YELLOW WATER LILY
Everglades Wildflowers Roger Hammer
This guide features stunning color photographs of 300 common wildflowers from Everglades National Park and the Corkscrew, Big Cypress, and Fakahatchee Swamps. Detailed descriptions and line art aid the reader in identifying plants in the field.
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