(First upload on December 27 2008. Last on July 4 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Nymphaea spp.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Nymphaea L. (スイレン)
Suiren (スイレン, 睡蓮), water lily
Lifeform: perennial forb
Habitat: halophyte (ponds, lakes, shallow streams, etc.)

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

A lot of cultivars (varieties)
Classification based on gardening

Temperate Nymphaea: cold-tolerant
Tropical Nymphaea

Parents of hybrids (more species)
N. alba L. (European white water lily): Europe - north Africa
N. caerulea Sav. (Egyptian blue water lily): north Africa
N. capensis Thunb. (cape blue water lily ): south Africa
N. gigantea Hook. (Australian water lily): Australia
N. lotus L. (Egyptian white water lily): north Africa
N. mexicana Zucc. (yellow water lily): central America
N. nouchali Burn fil.: India
N. odorata Ait. (fragrant water lily): central/north America
N. stellata Willd. (blue star water lily): southeast Asia

Nymphaea cv. in Hokkaido

[1] Nymphaea sp. (clutivar) in the artificial pond (nicknamed Ono Pond, 大野池) near the Faculty of Engineer in the campus of Hokkaido University on July 20 2017. [2] near Kabuto Swamp, northern Hokkaido, in Sarobetsu on October 13 2010. [3/4] at a dry-stone wall in Goryokaku Park, Hakodate, on July 27 2012. [5] in Ono Pond on May 11 2019.