LakeStewardship


Nymphaceae
Waterlily Family

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Nuphar spp - Yellow Waterlily, Cow Lily, Spatterdock

Common in mucky and peaty areas of lakes and ponds. Yellow flower, broad leaves with flattened stem attached at base of notch in leaf margin. Leaf size and shape is extremely variable.

Line drawing of Nuphar
Line drawing
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Growth habit
Growth habit. Minerva Lake, July 2003. Note floating leaves that occur in lakes and ponds.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Growth habit
Growth habit. Putnam County (Three Lakes), July 2003. Note leaves elevated above water level, common on stream banks, lake shores, and wetlands.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Flower closeup
Flower closeup. Putnam County (Three Lakes), July 2003.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Flower closeup
Flower closeup. Putnam County (Three Lakes), July 2003.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Flower closeup
Flower closeup. Minerva Lake, July 2003. Note unopened bud.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Unopened flower closeup
Flower closeup. Putnam County (Three Lakes), July 2003. Unopened bud
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Leaf closeup
Leaf closeup. Minerva Lake, July 2003.
Nuphar - yellow water lily. Seed pod closeup
Seed pod closeup. Putnam County (Three Lakes), July 2003.

Nympheae spp - Waterlily, White Waterlily, Pond Lily

Common in mucky and peaty areas of lakes and ponds. White flower, rounded leaves with round stem attached at base of notch in leaf margin. Leaf size and shape is extremely variable.

Line drawing of Nympheae
Line drawing
Nympheae spp - White Waterlily - flower and leaves
Leaves and flower. Bog, Harrietstown. July 2003
Nympheae spp - White Waterlily - flower
Flower closeup. Bog, Harrietstown. July 2003
Nympheae spp - White Waterlily - flower
Flower closeup. Bog, Harrietstown. July 2003
Nympheae spp - White Waterlily - flower and leaves
Habit. Bog, Harrietstown. July 2003
 

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