Nymphaea tetragona Georgi

Pygmy Waterlily

Leaves elliptic, reddish below and blotched with brown at first. Flowers small to 10 cm wide, white, opening in the afternoon. It will grow in shallow water and can only be propagated from seed.

Hardy Day Bloomer

North America and Asia

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.

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