Yellow Waterlily (Mexicana)

The Yellow Waterlily (Mexicana) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring . The Yellow Waterlily (Mexicana) has green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until spring. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Yellow Waterlily (Mexicana) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate.

The Yellow Waterlily (Mexicana) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -2°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Rhizomatous
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Spring
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -2
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–9 pH
Precipitation Range 0–0 inches/yr
Planting Density 1746–3450 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 205 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability High
Fire Resistant No

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