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Nuphar lutea ssp. variegata (Dur.) E.O. Beal
Varigated yellow pond-lily, Spatterdock
USDA Symbol: NULUV
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A floating aquatic plant with yellow, cup-like flowers.
Flowers: 1 1/2-2 1/2 (3.8-6.3 cm) wide; corolla composed of 6 showy, petal-like sepals and numerous small, yellow, stamen-like petals; stamens numerous, in several rows; carpels numerous, unit
This is the most familiar yellow pond-lily in the Northeast. Common Spatterdock (N. lutea ssp. advena) is very similar, but its leaves are frequently raised above the water.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI Canada: NL
, PE Native Distribution:
Yukon south and east across Canada to Newfoundland, south to Maryland and Pennsylvania, west to Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas, and northwest to Idaho. Native Habitat:
Pond margins, quiet streams. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
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Record Modified: 2013-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff