Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA Mtns)

Look for it in lakes, ponds, natural depression ponds, old millponds, slow-flowing rivers (blackwater & brownwater), tidal freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5-14 petaloid sepals
Numerous petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry-like

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Nymphaeales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nuphar advena   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nuphar lutea ssp. advena   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 073-01-001a:
Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nymphaea advena

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Nuphar advena ssp. advena

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Yellow Pond Lily


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picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm070328_006

March    Greenville County    SC

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm130430_892

April    Spartanburg County    SC

The most widespread & common Nuphar in eastern North America, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm180405_1053

April    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Large oval leaves notched at base, floating or held above the surface, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm180405_1054

April    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Floating leaf blades 1-2x long as wide, the sinus > 1/4 as long as the midrib, per Weakley's Flora.


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picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm120512_733

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers w 5-6 large yellow sepals & numerous small petals resembling stamens, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm120512_738

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Six convex yellow sepals almost conceal the many-lobed stigma, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm080608_025

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm080611_030b

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Fruit broadly ovoid beneath stigmatic disk, 3-5cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum, image of Nuphar advena

JK Marlow    jkm081016_017

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park