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#39,966.02671 Yellow pond lily flower wildflower, blue water, green leaves

Yellow pond lily, also called spatterdock, cow-lily, and Indian pond lily [Nuphar polysepala (Nuphar polysepalum, N. lutea subsp. polysepala)] Large (10-45 cm diameter) dark green oval shaped floating and/or submerged, emerging leaves on long stalks (up to 2 meters), and round bowl- / cup-shaped waxy yellow flowers (to 10 cm diameter, sometimes tinged with green or red) on the end of a long emerging stem. Thick sepals about 9; petals 10-20 and much smaller than sepals and hidden by numerous reddish stamens; the flower’s center has a large knob-like stigma. The perennial aquatic plants have thick and massive rhizomes ranging up to 15 cm wide and 5 meters long. Found in shallow ponds and slow streams usually 2-10 ft deep at elevations below tree line.
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#39,966.02671 Yellow pond lily flower wildflower, blue water, green leaves