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Yellow Water Lily

Nuphar lutea

Plant Data

Order:
Nymphaeales
Family:
Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow flower usually appearing on an upright stalk out of the water, up to 8cm wide. Sepals normally longer than petals. 6 petals.
Fruit:
A fleshy green capsule.
Leaves:
Large, floating, oval to circular leaves. The diameter of the leaves is a maximum of 40cm. The leaves of Yellow Water Lily are slightly larger than that of White Water Lily.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The roots and the seeds can both be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves are edible too.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The alternative name of Brandy-bottle is derived from the fragrance that the flowers emit. Apparently, they smell like stale alcohol.
Other Names:
Bobbins, Brandy-bottle, Can Dock, Clot, Common Spatterdock, Southern Spatterdock, Yellow Cow-lily, Yellow Pond-lily.
Habitats:
Ditches, marshes, ponds, water, wetland.