Nymphaea capensis Thunb.

Cape Blue Waterlily

Leaves toothed. Flowers pale blue but paler in the centre with 20-30 petals, opening all day.

Tender Day Bloomer

Naturalised in coastal areas of Qld and NSW.

S and E Africa

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.