1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 546Water bloemen, Aponogeton distachyon L. A common table dish in some parts of the Western Province, is so named in the Riversdale District.
1983Sunday Times 18 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 8No longer can your waterblom aficionado curl a superior lip at the up-country ignoramus who has never tasted the steamed Cape water-lilies flavoured with sorrel and a scraping of nutmeg...Waterblomme are harvested by hand.