Nymphaeaceae
Water-Lily Family
2 genera
3 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Nuphar polysepalayellow pond lily, spatterdock
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to northern California, east to Alberta and Colorado.
Habitat: Ponds, shallow lakes and sluggish streams.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Nymphaea odorataAmerican water-lily, fragrant water-lily
Distribution: Widely distributed west of the Cascades in Washingtond, with scattered localities east of the Cascades; widely distributed througout central and eastern North America where native.
Habitat: Lowland ponds and lakes both sides of the Cascades.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June-October
ssp. odorata – American water lily, white water lily
Nymphaea tetragonapygmy water-lily
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August