Euryale ferox, Prickly Waterlily, Fox Nut

Euryale ferox

Prickly Waterlily, Fox Nut
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Origin: Eastern Asia
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquatic plantBlue, lavender, purple flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
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The leaves have a quilted texture, although the stems, flowers, and leaves which float on the surface are covered in sharp prickles.

The plant is cultivated for its seeds in lowland ponds in India, China, and Japan.

Euryale ferox, Prickly Waterlily, Fox Nut

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