Southern Waternymph (Guadalupensis)

The Southern Waternymph (Guadalupensis) is generally described as an annual forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Southern Waternymph (Guadalupensis) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Southern Waternymph (Guadalupensis) will reach up to 1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Southern Waternymph (Guadalupensis) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -36°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Annual
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Crown
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 1
Vegetative Spread Rapid
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Sprigs
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -36
Soil Depth for Roots 2
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.2–10 pH
Precipitation Range 0–0 inches/yr
Planting Density 692–2728 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 2
Minimum Frost-Free Days 130 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA