West Highland Flora

White Water-Lily


Nymphaea alba

 

Nymphaea alba

Photo Carl Farmer
20 August 2002 Penifiler, Skye
 

Fairly common in lochs

Flower diameter 10-20 cm, leaves 10-30 cm

ID: Flowers unmistakable.  Leaf's main veins radiate from a single point whereas in Yellow Water-Lily there is a strong mid-vein with weaker side veins coming off it at intervals.

Other features: The common kind in the aera is ssp alba.  Ssp occidentalis, which has smaller flowers, also occurs.

The leaves immediately behind the flower in this picture are those of Jointed Pondweed, which is commonly found where this plant grows.

 

 

Nymphaea alba

Photo Carl Farmer
20 August 2002 Penifiler, Skye
 

Leaves showing radial venation


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