White Water-Lily profile

Written by Maggie

Sep 11 2021

White Water-Lily profile

White Water-Lily is a type of Water Lily from Europe. Genus of perennial herbs, leaves subrounded, papery, base with deep curved, lobes sharp, subparallel or spreading, entire or undulate. The stem is for prostate rhizome. The pedicel and petiole length is close; Sepals are lanceolate or decayed after anthesis. White Water-Lily has 20-25 petals, white, ovate-rounded, outer wheel slightly longer than sepals. The receptacle is cylindrical. The fruit is a berry, flattened to a hemispherical shape, 2.5 to 3 cm long. The seeds are oval in shape, about 2 to 3 cm long. The flowering period is From June to August, and fruiting period is from August to October.

White Water-Lily is usually open in September, and the opening time is very short. Also, water lilies like strong light, so their flowers close in the evening and open again in the morning.

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White Water-Lily

Morphological characteristics of White Water-Lily

White Water-Lily is an aquatic herb for many years. The rhizome is prostate; Leaves are papery, suborbicular, 10-25 cm in diam., base deeply curved, lobes acute, subparallel or spreading, entire or undulate, glabrous on both surfaces, punctate; The petiole is 50 centimeters long. Flowers are 10-20 cm in diameter, fragrant; The pedicel is slightly as long as petiole; Sepals are lanceolate, 3 -- 5 cm long, decaying after abscission or flowering; White Water-Lily has 20-25 petals, white, ovate-rectangular, 3-5.5 cm long, outer wheel slightly longer than sepals; The receptacle is cylindrical; The anther apex does not lengthen, pollen grain is contracted, have mastoid process; The stigma is with 14-20 radiations, flattened. Berries are flattened to hemispherical, 2.5-3 cm long; Seeds are elliptic, 2-3 cm long. White Water-Lily flowering period is From June to August, and fruiting period is from August to October.

Habits of White Water-Lily

White Water-Lily likes strong light and good ventilation. There are ponds near the bank where trees sprout. Although they can bloom, their growth is weak. The requirements for soil quality are not strict, pH value is 6-8, all grow normally, but like the loam rich in organic matter. The depth of pool water in the growing season should not exceed 80 cm. Leaves germinate from March to April, and blossom in succession from May to August. Each flower blooms for 2-5 days, opening during the day and closing at night.The flower formed after. The stems and leaves wither in October-November. It reappeared in the spring of the following year. The depth of pool water in the growing season should not exceed 80 cm. In the Yangtze River Basin, the buds are germinated from late March to early April, pregnant in late April or early May, blooming from June to August, yellow leaf from October to November, and dormant after November.B orn in ponds, lakes, some parks in the pool often cultivated.

White Water-Lily

Application value of White Water-Lily

Water purification

White Water-Lily has been used in gardens for a long time. It appeared in the private gardens of China's Han Dynasty 2,000 years ago. It was used in Italy in the 16th century as a waterscape theme. As a rare plant material for Water purification, White water-Lily root is highly valued in Water purification, greening and beautification construction because it can absorb toxic substances such as mercury, lead and phenol in Water and also filter microorganisms in Water.


White Water-Lily is an ornamental plant with beautiful flowers and leaves. Ancient Greece, Rome originally worshipped goddess worship, and 16th century Italy's parks are used to decorate the fountain pool or decorated hall outdoor scene. It is very common to choose White Water-Lily as waterscape theme material in European and American gardens. In China, private gardens of the Han Dynasty were already used 2,000 years ago, such as the five-color water lily pond in The Hou Huo Guang Garden of Bo Lu. Ancient Egypt as early as 2000 years ago cultivation water lily, and regard it as the symbol of the sun, considered sacred flower of past dynasties dynasty coronation, folk sculpture and murals, take as gifts or decorations, scorching summer, the wind xu, rippling, patches of dancing beautiful water lily, Mosaic was like peas and enchanting, like narcissus beauty, pleasing, relaxed and happy.

Consumption of medication

White Water-Lily rhizomes are rich in starch and can be eaten or made into wine. The whole grass is suitable for green fertilizer, its rhizome can be edible or medicinal. The rhizome can also be used as medicine, used as a strong agent, astringent, can be used in the treatment of nephritis.

White Water-Lily

White Water-Lily propagation method

Division propagation

Plant division is the main propagation method of White Water-Lily. In March and April of every spring, when the buds just germinate, the roots are dug up and divided into several pieces with a sharp knife. Ensure that the root stem has two or more full eyes, planted in the pool or tank of the river mud. 

Seed propagation

The black oval full White Water-Lily seeds were placed in clean Water for sealed storage until they were taken out before sowing in the following spring. Soak in water from 25℃ to 30℃ to accelerate buds, change water every day, and germinate after two weeks. When the seedlings are 3 to 4 cm long, plant them in the pool to ensure adequate water depth.