variegated yellow pond lily

(Nuphar variegata)

Conservation Status
variegated yellow pond lily
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Variegated yellow pond lily is a floating, perennial aquatic that rises up to 7 from a large, spongy rhizome. The scar remaining on the rhizome after a leaf detaches forms a spiral.

The leaves are alternate, arising directly from the rhizome on long stalks. They are mostly floating, though occasionally submersed. The leaf stalks are flattened on the upper side and narrowly winged. The leaf blades are green, sometimes purple-tinged on the underside. They are egg-shaped to almost round, 4 to 10 long, 2 to 7 wide, 1.2 to 1.6 times as long as wide. The base is heart-shaped, with the two rounded lobes close together or overlapping. The cleft between the two lobes (sinus) is to ½ the length of the midrib. The blade tips are usually rounded. The margins are untoothed. The upper and lower surfaces are hairless.

The inflorescence is a single flower, at or just above the water surface, at the end of a long stalk arising directly from the rhizome.

The flowers are 1 to 2 wide and in the shape of a ball. There are usually 6, sometimes more, petal-like sepals. The sepals are oblong, concave, thick, green to yellow outside, yellow with a reddish base inside. The stigma in the center of the flower is disk shaped and green, rarely reddened.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

Up to 7

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellow outside, yellow with reddish tinge inside

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Yellow pond lily (Nuphar lutea ssp. advena) leaf stalks are round or somewhat flattened on the upper side. The leaves are mostly held above the water surface, not floating. Leaf blade is arrow-shaped, not heart-shaped. The lobes are usually separated by a conspicuous triangular notch the length of the sinus, often at an angle of 90° or more. The sepals are rarely tinged with red. It does not occur in Minnesota.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Shallow, protected waters. Sun to shade.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

June to August

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28, 30.

 
  4/18/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Nymphaeanae  
 

Order

Nymphaeales (water-lilies, fanworts, and allies)  
 

Family

Nymphaeaceae (water-lily)  
  Genus Nuphar (pond lily)  
  Section Astylus  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Nuphar advena var. fraterna

Nuphar americana

Nuphar fraterna

Nuphar lutea ssp. variegata

Nymphaea americana

Nymphaea fraterna

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

bull-head pond-lily

bullhead-lily

bullhead lily

pond lily

spatterdock

variegated yellow pond lily

varigated yellow pond lily

varigated yellow pond-lily

yellow cow lily

yellow cowlily

yellow pond-lily

yellow pondlily

yellow water lily

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Rhizome

A horizontal, usually underground stem. It serves as a reproductive structure, producing roots below and shoots above at the nodes.

 

Sinus

A space, indentation, or cleft, usually on a leaf, between two lobes or teeth.

       
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  gele plomp - nuphar lutea - yellow water-lily
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Uploaded on May 31, 2010

HD stockshots broadcast format available at: http://www.stockshot.nl/ - gele plomp - Giele plomp - Nuphar lutea - spatterdock, yellow water-lily, cow lily, yellow pond-lily - Gelbe Teichrose, Gelbe Teichmummel, Mummel, Teichmummel, Teichkandel - Gul Åkande -

nénuphar jaune - Ninfea gialla -

waterleliefamilie (Nymphaeaceae).

   
       
  Clearing invasive native Yellow Water Lily's (Nuphar lutea).
sussexwoodsman's channel
 
   
 
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Published on May 10, 2013

Clearing invasive native Yellow Water Lily's (Nuphar lutea).

   
       
  Yellow Water-lily (Nuphar lutea) - 2013-07-23
W3stlander
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 8, 2013

Nuphar lutea (Yellow Water-lily) is an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae.

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De gele plomp (Nuphar lutea) is een algemeen voorkomende waterplant met drijvende bladeren uit de waterleliefamilie (Nymphaeaceae).

   
       
  Environmental Laboratory - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Published on Feb 15, 2013

Nuphar lutea - Spatter-Dock

   
       
  Nuphar lutea. Yellow water lily. Grążel żółty.
Wojtas764
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 12, 2012

Yellow water lily is the most common species of water lilies in Poland. It is a very expansive,often totally overgrows small ponds.

Grążel żółty jest najpospolitszym gatunkiem z rodziny grzybieniowatych. Bardzo ekspansywny,często zarasta całkowicie małe stawy i oczka wodne.

   
       

 

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