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Nuphar luteaNuphar lutea (N. advena)

spatterdock, yellow water lily, cow-lily, American lotus

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-1.5'
Flowers: May-Oct.; yellow
Fruit: green; berry

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 12-36"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, ponds

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

large leaves floating but rooted; fruit berry-like, many seeded, somewhat flattened, leathery



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/776.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004