Nuphar advena

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Cowlily, Spatterdock


Also known as Nuphar lutea

Plant Specifics

Size: ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Marshes, ponds, swamps, rivers, streams.


Recommended Uses:Water gardens and ponds.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/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).