Nymphaea candida C. Presl (syn: Castalia candida (C.Presl) Schinz & Thell.; Castalia colchica Woronow ex Grossheim; Leuconymphaea candida (C. Presl) Kuntze; Nymphaea alba var. cachmeriana Hook. fil. & Thoms.; Nymphaea cachemiriana Cambess.; Nymphaea colchica (Woron. ex Grossh.) L.M.Kemularia-Natadze) as per Catalogue of Life;

India: Kashmir (1200 – 1800 m); Scandinavia, Central Europe, Russia (Siberia) and Central Asia as per BSI Flora of India;
Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia,
Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, +Switzerland, N- & C-European Russia,
Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Siberia (W-Siberia, C-Siberia), China
(Xinjiang), Jammu & Kashmir, Northern Caucasus, Georgia [Caucasus]
(Abkhazia, Samegrelo), Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
as per Catalogue of Life;

Nymphaea candida J. Presl is a species of aquatic perennial herbaceous plants in the genus Nymphaea native to quiet freshwater habitats in Eurasia, it is in flower from July to August. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of N. alba (N. alba L. subsp. candida (J. Presl) Korsh.) 
(From Wikipedia on 29.7.13)

Europe, southwest Asia, Himalayas, China and Siberia.
Ponds, lakes and slow flowing streams[266].
Nymphaea candida is a PERENNIAL.
It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile
The following reports refer to the related N. alba and probably also apply to this species[K]. Root – cooked. Eaten when several years old[2, 5, 145]. It contains up to 40% starch, 6% protein[7, 114]. The roasted seed is a coffee substitute[7]. Seed – cooked. It contains about 47% starch[114].
The following reports refer to the related N. alba and probably also apply to this species[K]. The rhizome is anodyne, antiscrofulatic, astringent, cardiotonic, demulcent and sedative[4, 7, 9, 240]. A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of dysentery or diarrhoea caused by irritable bowel syndrome. It has also been used to treat bronchial catarrh and kidney pain and can be taken as a gargle for sore throats[254]. Externally it can be used to make a douche to treat vaginal soreness or discharges. In combination with slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) or flax (Linum usitatissimum) it is used as a poultice to treat boils and abscesses[254]. The rhizome is harvested in the autumn and can be dried for later use[254]. The flowers are anaphrodisiac and sedative[254]. They have a generally calming and sedative effect upon the nervous system, reputedly reducing the sex drive and making them useful in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and similar disorders[254]. A complete cure of uterine cancer by a decoction and uterine injection has been recorded[4]. According to one report the plant is not used in modern herbal practice, though it has been quoted as a remedy for dysentery[9].
(From PFAF  )


searose from my garden in Ritterhude Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.  
searose from the pond in my garden in Ritterhude   
Fotos taken in June 2010

To me it looks like Nymphaea candida, which should be glänzende Seerose in German and not Searose which is a totally different plant Orphium frutescens with pink flowers.

It is good I have seen N. candida, because for some time I was considering my Delhi Nymphaea (from our College) to be this species. Smaller leaves in your specimen are distinctive of this species. 

Nymphaea candida sure yesterday saw couple of them growing in a garden pool out in vancouver.

Thank you …, for this Info.
We, my friends an myself exchange our plants, seed etc. and the tag gets lost somewhere in the chain. So I did not know the exact name of this flower.
I have also three diff. Lily and i don’t know what is what. I shall post them here and hope to get the names.




Nymphaea candida in Autumn 280910 NB : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 4 authors.

In august I had sent some Fotos of Nymphaea candida (called short seerose in german) from my garden. Now my pond was getting too full with these plants. On Sat. I took most of them out of the pond and I found some fruits (8711 and 8712). I put them in water and yesterday one of the fruits burst, spreading the seed in the water (8741and 8743). Today many seeds are sunk down. I am now curious to see what normally remains hidden to our eyes.
Shall watch and keep you informing.

Lovely continuation



Aquatic Plant for ID : Dal Lake,Srinagar : 23JUN16 : AK-40 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) 
Aquatic plant seen in Dal Lake on 24th April.

Nymphaea candida