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Yellow Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana)

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Nymphaea Mexicana, or more commonly know as Yellow Waterlily, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Nymphaea. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 0 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during spring and is intolerant of shade. Nymphaea Mexicana or Yellow Waterlily's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Nymphaea
  • Family: Nymphaeaceae
  • Order: Nymphaeales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (I)
  • State Noxious Status: CA (BW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CA (banana waterlily)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(NI)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 0
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Decumbent
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 205
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 9
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1746
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 3450
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -2
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Slow




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