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: (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: . 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)
['Caroliniana Nivea'] is white and together with 'Loose' is among the more popular cultivars.