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Common name

English: Fringed Water Lily

German: Seekanne

Mandarin: 荇菜 (xing cai)

Portuguese: Golfão pequeno


Kingdom: Plantae (2598)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Solanales (94)

        Family: Menyanthaceae (3)(family description)

          Genus: Nymphoides (2)

            Epithet: peltata (Gmel.) Kuntze (2)

peltata => shield-shaped, referring to shape of leaf and position of stalk in center of leaf


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Nymphoides peltata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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