John Weirsema is an acknowledged expert in the identification of waterlilies.
Kit Knotts photos: Walter Pagels collected N. ampla in Mexico, providing a tuber to Bill Frase. Bill Frase gave me tubers in June of 1998.
John Baron photo: Received a tuber of N. ampla from Kit and Ben Knotts in June of 2002.
Provenance provides the history of and chain of ownership of plants pictured on this web site. Each image in the cultivar and species galleries has been researched to the best of our ability for accuracy. Print references for waterlilies can be found in the Bibliography of Names. Images have also been reviewed by acknowledged experts. When possible we provide this provenance, from the hybridizer, back to the hybridizer or, for older cultivars, back to an expert source.