American White Waterlily – Nymphaea odorata

These flowers are scented with a tint of rose, being the strongest in the morning. The flower buds (before the flowers open) are eaten cooked as a vegetable or pickled. The young flowers and leaves can be added to a salad, soup, or stew.

American White Waterlily - pink type

The Eastern Native American used it as food and medicine. The roots were used as a poultice for tumors, it was used internally as well as externally. The leaves and flowers were used as a cooling compress

American White Waterlily

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