Nymphaea mexicana Zucc.

Yellow Waterlily

Leaves brown-blotched above, reddish below. Flowers yellow, are up to 10 cm wide and held above the water surface, opening from midday onwards.

Hardy Day Bloomer

Naturalised in Qld, NSW and Victoria, especially in coastal areas (possibly as hybrids).

S North America and Mexico

Source: Marshall, N.; Spencer, R. (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Nymphaeanae
order      Nymphaeales
family       Nymphaeaceae
genus        Nymphaea L.