White Lily

The white or fragrant water lily (Nymphaea odorata) has rounded leaves that arise on flexible stalks and float on top of the water.  They are 6 -12 inches in diameter and have a slit about 1/3 of the length of the leaf.  The flowers have separate stalks and are brilliant white with yellow centers.  Ornamental varieties are often pink to red, but can be a range of colors.




Management Options

Mechanical Options

White lily can be cut and removed from the pond.

Information on Mechanical Treatment of Aquatic Vegetation


Biological Options

There are no biological options for treatment of white lily.


Chemical Options

The active ingredients that have been successful in treating white lily include: 2, 4-D (E), fluridone (G), glyphosphate (G), and Imazamox (G). E = excellent, G = good

Information on Chemical Treatment of Aquatic Vegetation


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