Perry Slocum is an acknowled expert on the identification of waterlilies.
Lou Belloisy photo: Taken at the US National Arboretum in 2002.
Note: There are several supposed versions of 'Leopardess' in the marketplace. This is, of course, not possible as a cultivar name applies ONLY to the original designated by the hybridizer or clones of the original. Experts familiar with the original should be consulted before applying the name 'Leopardess'.
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.