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Cape blue water lily

Nymphaea capensis


This lily grows best in shallow water and prefers strong sunlight.


Seen in a pond in Pana'ewa Rainforest Garden.


I'm not sure if all of the lilies pictured are the same species. Some looked more purple than pink.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Egyptian lotus
Nymphaea Nymphaea

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

Thank you, Anil!

ANIL MATHEW 10 years ago


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you, Ashish and Ali for your ID suggestions!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

I also have a sneaking suspicion that the second photo shows a different species than the rest.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Ruby Prakash, thanks. I also happen to know that my spotting belongs to the genus Nymphaea, but I'm waiting for someone to suggest a species level ID for me. :)

RubyPrakash 11 years ago

beautiful. think this belong to Nymphaeaceae.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you, Yuko!

I was happy to see spot this.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

This is so beautiful Mauna!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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