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Cape blue water lily

Nymphaea capensis

Description:

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

Habitat:

Seen in a pond in Pana'ewa Rainforest Garden.

Notes:

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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9 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you, Anil!

ANIL MATHEW
ANIL MATHEW 9 years ago

Beautiful!!!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you, Ashish and Ali for your ID suggestions!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 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
RubyPrakash 9 years ago

beautiful. think this belong to Nymphaeaceae. http://www.google.co.in/#hl=en&tbo=d...

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you, Yuko!

I was happy to see spot this.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 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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