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Nuphar lutea - (Aiton.)Aiton.

Common Name Common Spatterdock, Yellow pond-lily, Varigated yellow pond-lily
Family Nymphaeaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Ponds, lakes, sluggish streams and rivers, springs, marshes, ditches, canals, sloughs, and tidal waters from sea level to 450 metres[43, 270].
Range Southeastern N. America - Labrador and Nova Scotia, south to Florida, Texas and Utah.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
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Fully Hardy Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun
Nuphar lutea Common Spatterdock, Yellow pond-lily, Varigated yellow pond-lily


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Nuphar lutea is a PERENNIAL.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, beetles. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It can grow in water.

Synonyms

Nuphar lutea advena. (Ait.)Kartesz.&Gandhi.

Habitats

Pond.

Ponds, lakes, sluggish streams and rivers, springs, marshes, ditches, canals, sloughs, and tidal waters from sea level to 450 metres[43, 270].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root;  Seed.
Edible Uses: Drink.

Root - raw or cooked[2, 62, 161, 183]. The root can be soaked in water in order to remove a bitter taste[85]. After long boiling, it has a taste like sheep's liver[2]. The root can also be dried and ground into a powder then used as a thickener in soups, or can be added to cereal flours when making bread, cakes etc[85, 213]. Seed - raw or cooked. It can be roasted, then ground into a powder and eaten raw[213] or used to thicken soups etc[2, 62, 85, 183, 213]. The seed can also be toasted like popcorn[257].

Medicinal Uses



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Anaphrodisiac;  Anodyne;  Antiscrophulatic;  Antispasmodic;  Astringent;  Cardiotonic;  Demulcent;  Hypotensive;  
Sedative;  Vasoconstrictor.

The fresh root is anodyne, astringent and demulcent[4]. The pulverized dried rhizomes have been used to arrest bleeding[213]. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea etc[4]. A poultice made from the roots is used in the treatment of swellings, boils, tumours, inflamed skin etc[4, 257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

A water plant requiring a rich soil and a sunny position. It is best if grown in still water that is up to 60cm deep but it also tolerates slow moving water[200]. Succeeds in light shade[200]. A very ornamental plant[1]. Nuphar advena is extremely variable and intergrades with N . orbiculata , N . ulvacea , and N . sagittifolia in areas where their ranges overlap[270].

Propagation

Seed - sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse in pots submerged under 25mm of water. Prick out into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and grow them on in water in a greenhouse for at least two years before planting them out in late spring. The seed is collected by wrapping the developing seed head in a muslin bag to avoid the seed being lost. Harvest it 10 days after it sinks below the soil surface or as soon as it reappears[200]. Division in May. Each portion must have at least one eye. Submerge in pots in shallow water until established[56].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Nuphar advenaCommon Spatterdock, Yellow pond-lily, Varigated yellow pond-lily32
Nuphar japonicum 31
Nuphar polysepalaSpatterdock, Rocky Mountain pond-lily31
Nuphar pumilaYellow pond-lily31

 

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Robert Gergulics   Sat Apr 11 2009

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