Nymphaeaceae of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae, Magnoliids)


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V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 1 February 2020)


Nymphaeaceae - water-lily family
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Maine is home to 7 species in 3 genera (hybrids excluded). If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Brasenia (1 species)
      Brasenia schreberi - water-shield
   Nuphar (3 species)
      Nuphar advena - immigrant pond-lily
      Nuphar microphylla - small-leaved pond-lily
      Nuphar variegata - bullhead pond-lily
   Nymphaea (3 species)
      Nymphaea leibergii - dwarf water-lily
      Nymphaea odorata - fragrant water-lily
      Nymphaea tuberosa - tuberous water-lily




leaf shape petiole attachment flower color
Brasenia elliptic in center of leaf dull red-purple
Nuphar indented, rounded corners on each side of indent at deepest part of indent yellow
Nymphaea indented, angled corners on each side of indent at deepest part of indent white


Brasenia (water-shield)
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Brasenia schreberi (water-shield) leaves are peltate (see lower right image); i.e., the petiole is attached to the “interior” of the leaf blade.
   
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Nuphar (pond lily)
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red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char, 3
N. advena
N. microphylla
N. variegata

Nuphar advena (immigrant pond-lily) - [information to be added]

Nuphar microphylla (small-leaved pond-lily) - [information to be added]

Nuphar variegata (bullhead pond-lily) - [information to be added]
   
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Nymphaea (water-lily)
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red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char, 3
N. leibergii
N. odorata
N. tuberosa

Nymphaea leibergii (dwarf water-lily) - [information to be added]

Nymphaea odorata (fragrant water-lily) - [information to be added]

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Nymphaea tuberosa (tuberous water-lily) - [information to be added]


Note:
   1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).