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Also known as Nuphar lutea
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Water gardens and ponds.|
|Considerations:||This species can become overly dense and completely cover small ponds. Recommended for edges of larger ponds/lakes or streams, or where one wants a green surface (stormwater pond).|
|Propagation:||From pieces of underwater stems.|
|Availability:||Friends, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)|
Provides structure for fish, frogs, etc. in aquatic settings.
Pollinated by flies and beetles. Several bees have been documented visiting this species including Hylaeus schwarzi, Evylaeus nelumbonis and Apis mellifera (honeybee) (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Marshes, ponds, swamps, rivers, streams.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Not frequently seen for sale, but readily available from plant fragments. Used in wetland restoration.|