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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Blue Water Lily   Nymphaea elegans    
Water-lily family — Nymphaeaceae

Also known as:
Senorita Water Lily, Lampazos

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Water lilies are among the most loved and cultivated of aquatic plants. This native species, the flowers of which vary from white to blue or lavender, occurs naturally in both permanent and seasonal ponds, mostly in eastern and southern Texas.

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Flowering Months: April, May, June, July

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