Leaves wavy-edged with small purple blotches below. Flowers pale but resonant blue rising above the water and with 14-20 petals, opening in the morning only.
Tender Day Bloomer
Often featured in ancient Egyptian art together with the white night blooming N. lotus.
N and C Africa
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.