blue water lily

Nymphaea caerulea
Aquatic
Basal
Simple
Pink
Blue
Green
Common names 
Also known as: blue water lily, blue waterlily, Cape blue water lily, blue Egyptian lotus, blue lotus, Cape waterlily,
Family 
Nymphaeaceae
Deciduous 
No
Flowering time 
Spring- Summer
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Native to north-eastern, eastern and southern Africa and some parts of south-western Asia.
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
Class R – Reduce populations
Known distribution 

Widely naturalised in the coastal districts of eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern and central Queensland and in northern and central New South Wales). Also naturalised overseas in Argentina, south-eastern Brazil and on several Pacific islands (i.e. the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia and Hawaii).

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