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Fragrant Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata)

Image ID: 2009/cvnp3

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Family: Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily)
Height: 0 to 5 ft. (vine)
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  4 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Date:  9/6/2009
Notes: Aquatic plant.
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist