Nuphar advena

Cowlily, Spatterdock

Nymphaeaceae

Also known as Nuphar lutea

Plant Specifics

Form:Aquatic
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

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
Moisture Tolerance:
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)
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:

Provides structure for fish, frogs, etc. in aquatic settings.

Insects:
 

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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Not frequently seen for sale, but readily available from plant fragments. Used in wetland restoration.