Bullhead Lily
Nuphar variegata
Family: Nymphaeaceae

Habitat:

Ponds, lakes, quiet streams

Location relative to water:

Floating on surface.

Flowers:

  • 2.5-5.0 cm wide (1.0-2.0 inches)
  • Usually 6 sepals, yellow on outer surface and red-tinged on inner surface
  • Many small petals
  • Anthers 0.4-0.7 cm long (0.2-0.3 inches), and longer than filaments
  • Green disc at base of stigma 1.0 cm wide (0.4 inches) with 10-15 rays

*This photograph shows a flower late in development

Leaves:

  • 10-25 cm wide (4-10 inches)
  • Notch usually less than half the length of midrib
  • Petioles flattened on upper side and narrowly winged
  • Few, if any underwater leaves
 
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