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Scientific Name: Nuphar polysepala
Pronunciation: NOO-far puh-li-SEP-uh-luh
Common Name: yellow pond lily
Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
Plant Type: Aquatic plant
Key ID Features: Aquatic floating plant; leaves hear-shaped, about 30x20 cm; flowers yellow, cup-shaped.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog
Water Use: Aquatic, High
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google
yellow pond lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:11+
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green-yellow
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Berry-like

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Floating leaves

Propagation: Division - below ground parts, Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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