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Nuphar lutea ssp. variegata
Nuphar lutea (L.) Sm. ssp. variegata (Durand) E.O. Beal
Varigated yellow pond-lily, Spatterdock
Synonym(s): Nuphar advena var. fraterna, Nuphar variegata, Nymphaea fraterna
USDA Symbol: NULUV
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
, 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff