Nymphaea rubra Roxb.

India Red Waterlily

Leaves dark bronzish red at first, becoming green, margins toothed, undersurface hairy. Flowers variable but mostly purplish red. A sacred plant to the Hindu religion and often planted around Hindu temples.

Tender Night Bloomer


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.