Coloured Water-lily - Nymphaea marliacea
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.
Ponds and canals where it has probably been introduced by humans as a result of discarded plants from ornamental ponds.
Flowers June and July.
Occasional in Britain, usually by means of human introduction.
Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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