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NC Native Plant Society:
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Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]

Broadleaf Pond-lily, Common Spatterdock, Cow-lily, Yellow Pond-lily

Scientific Name:

Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]

Genus:

Nuphar

Species Epithet:

advena

Common Name:

Broadleaf Pond-lily, Common Spatterdock, Cow-lily, Yellow Pond-lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Nymphaeaceae (Water-Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Aquatic

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Lakes, ponds, natural depression ponds, old millponds, slow-flowing rivers (blackwater and brownwater), tidal freshwater marshes. Fairly common to common across the Coastal Plain and Sandhills, and at least locally fairly common in the eastern edge of the Piedmont. Rare in most of the Piedmont and southern mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Water lily-like leaves and distinctive yellow flower that is ball-shaped.

Merchants Millpond State Park, Gates County, NC

The Scientific Name is Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]. You will likely hear them called Broadleaf Pond-lily, Common Spatterdock, Cow-lily, Yellow Pond-lily. This picture shows the Water lily-like leaves and distinctive yellow flower that is ball-shaped. of Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]

Bettina Darveaux

Close-up of flower raised a few inches above the water's surface

Merchants Millpond State Park, Gates County, NC

The Scientific Name is Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]. You will likely hear them called Broadleaf Pond-lily, Common Spatterdock, Cow-lily, Yellow Pond-lily. This picture shows the Close-up of flower raised a few inches above the water's surface of Nuphar advena [=Nuphar luteum, Nuphar lutea]

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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