Nuphar lutea (N. advena)
Common names: Spatterdock, Yellow Water Lily, Cow-lily, American Lotus
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Physiographic Region(s) Inhabited by Plant:
Mountain Piedmont Coastal Plain
Region: Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
States: Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia
Plant Type: Herbaceous Emergent (Can grow with roots in water)
Height: 1 - 1.5 feet
Spreads: None
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Texture: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture: Wet, Flooded
Flood Depth: 12 - 36 inches
Blooms in: May to October
Bloom Color: yellow
Bears Fruit: None
Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Color: green
Evergreen: no
Ground Cover: no
fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, ponds
Wildlife Use: Water Fowl, Small Mammals, Bees
Notes: flower showy, globed shaped; large leaves floating but rooted; fruit berry-like, many seeded, somewhat flattened, leathery