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waterlily sp., Nymphoides hydrocharoides

alphalphur (egng -)
albalbur (egng -)
pekala (mayi -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh

Waterlily sp., Nymphoides hydrocharoides, near Oriners Station, February 1996 [PH].

This waterlily sp., Nymphoides hydrocharoides (family Menyanthaceae), is a fine aquatic herb with yellow flowers and 2-lobed floating leaves. It grows in paperbark swamps, freshwater billabongs and swampy or slow-moving sections of freshwater streams.

This waterlily is a calendar plant. When the flowers come out the turtles are fattened up.

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