Checklist of Nymphaeales
that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 10 April 2017)

Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island’s Nymphaeales. Please send corrections and updates to Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name or hybrid formula Sources (full citations given after this table)
Nymphaeaceae Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel. water-shield Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Nymphaeaceae Nuphar variegata Dur. yellow pond lily Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea odorata Ait. fragrant water lily Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005) as Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata

      SCH = Susan C. Hayward
      TAH = Thomas A. Hayward
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. “Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region”. Rhodora 107(930):117-185. [Note: Greene et al. included nine islands near Mount Desert Island in their "MDI unit". Thus, it will be necessary for the Champlain Project to verify the presence of each of the above species on Mount Desert Island itself.]