Bot. Gaz.13: 124, in note. 1888
Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, and quiet streams
Elevation: 0-1000 m
Although widely distributed in northern North America, Nymphaea leibergii is apparently not common in much of its range. It is closely related to N. tetragona (see also), with which it has been confused; it differs in a number of floral and foliar characteristics. Although the two species are sympatric over central and western Canada, the distinctions are maintained. Coexistent populations are unknown at this time; such populations would provide useful study opportunities and should be sought in the area of overlap, especially in southeastern and central Manitoba and east-central British Columbia where nearby populations exist.
A presumed natural hybrid between Nymphaea leibergii and N. odorata subsp. odorata has recently been found by Hellquist in northern Maine. It is intermediate in morphology between the two parental species and appears to be sterile.
|Author||John. H. Wiersema + and C. Barre Hellquist +|
|Common name||Pygmy water-lily + and small white water-lily +|
|Elevation||0-1000 m +|
|Habitat||Ponds, lakes, and quiet streams +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer. +|
|Synonym||Castalia leibergii + and Nymphaea tetragona leibergii +|
|Taxon name||Nymphaea leibergii +|
|Taxon parent||Nymphaea +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|