White water lily range

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  1. mimmo

    mimmo Active Member 10 Years

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    Does anyone know if the native range of white water lilies extends to the Peace Region? I'm in the Ft St John area and have always only seen yellow ones, but this year I found an extensive bed of white lilies in a wetland. Thanks.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    mimmo Active Member 10 Years

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    reason I was asking is because I don't see it reported on BC eFlora page for our region
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I get a similar result here: CPNWH Search Results (pnwherbaria.org). So either nobody has collected herbarium material from the location you found and placed it with participating herbaria or what you saw was actually a different species. Or both.
     
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    I regretted not taking photos when they were in full bloom (next year), but a friend found a couple flowers and send me these photos. I also contacted a staff member at UBC, if specimens are required, I can easily collect them.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's something in the family Araceae (arums), not a waterlily!
     
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    my mistake...originally I had seen a bed of white flowers and right away I thought "water lilies"....
     
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