Coloured Water-lily - Nymphaea marliacea

    Description

    Quite similar to the White Water-lily (Nymphaea alba), but the flowers of Nymphaea marliacea tend to be tinted with pink or yellow whereas Nymphaea alba flowers are a more pure white.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Ponds and canals where it has probably been introduced by humans as a result of discarded plants from ornamental ponds.

    When to see it

    Flowers June and July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Occasional in Britain, usually by means of human introduction.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map