Nymphaea odorata Aiton

Fragrant Waterlily

Leaves to nearly 40 cm wide, green below, the stalks with longitudinal red-brown stripes. Flowers pure white, magnolia-like, opening in the morning.

Hardy Day Bloomer

E North America

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. (as Nymphaea tuberosa)

Nymphaea odorata 'Nivea'

['Caroliniana Nivea'] is white and together with 'Loose' is among the more popular cultivars.

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